employees are driving you nuts!
You know it, don't you.
are one of the most difficult problems in your business.
Not only can't you find good
ones but after you found what you think are good ones they turn out
to not to be good at all.
So you try everything to get
them to work instead of just slowing everything down. And
only have 2 to 4 employees in your company they know that they
You can't easily replace them
and firing them would disrupt your company. So you put up with
the low productivity just to keep the peace and not disrupt the company.
And if you find a good one or
two suddenly you are dependent on them and god help you they should
leave! And when they know that they ask for raises and you over
So either way you have a major
problem with employees.
reason is that you are not a trained systems analyst.
After all the way you got to
be in business is that you knew how to do the service or make the
product. No one ever told you that your
employees would hold you to ransom! You expected them to
be happy to be employed but it turns out they spend their time
tearing into each other or tearing into you to one degree or another.
There are structured ways to
take control of your company and have your employees be
productive. You just don't know how and why would you.
You know how to make the product or do the service. No one ever
taught you how to put these crazies under control.
still because of your lack of control of these costs of business your
business can easily start losing money.
Of what I've seen, at $100,000
to $400,000 in gross sales these problems don't surface and you can
be profitable even though you are leaving a lot of money behind.
But by the time you get to
$800,000 per year gross sales, then all hell breaks lose. I've
seen it over and over again. Little businesses that were
profitable crash and burn at $800,000 per year gross sales.
because you've hired more employees and their productivity sinks.
You hire a new person and they
take up the time of a current employee. The result is less thru
put with two employees than one. Your business systems are not
designed for this new level of business so your sales per employee
and more importantly, your net profits per employee sinks.
At this $800,000 gross sales
then the business has transformed from the entrepreneurial level
where you can try to catch everything to where you need a
structured system to handle the volume. And of course the
problem gets bigger as you grow. This is the level at which
most businesses fail. You can't get to the multi million level
without the skill set of being a systems analyst.
But you were never trained to
be a systems analyst. So you either continue small and
vulnerable or try to get bigger and crash.
between a rock and a hard place.