In your absence

If you run an organisation Рand run it well, how do you manage to keep it running well when you are not there.  This can certainly be a problem for small, startups and growing organisations that do not have an established management structure.

First of all, let’s hope you have recruited well – employing trustworthy, conscientious staff.

Secondly, let’s hope you have trained your staff well – in the basics and in the less common tasks that can emerge as difficulties.

Thirdly, let’s hope that your staff show initiative and have problem-solving skills, so they can deal with the unexpected (back to a combination of recruitment and training – and an atmosphere in which they feel they have the freedom to exercise their discretion.

And finally, let’s hope you have created an organisation¬† that has a culture based on shared, core values – which can be used to shape decisions and actions.

So as you can see, how the business runs in your absence depends entirely on you – and the way you have built the organisation, its structure and its culture.¬† if you are not sure all of these are in place, you’d better start thinking and acting now to ensure these basic building blocks of a high productivity organisation are in place.

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