The Paradox of Systems
Stopping to create procedures will appear a waste of time at first.
In the time it takes to document a new procedure, you could have the task done already.
But that’s not the point.
The point is that while you may need to perform the task many times, you will only need to document it once.
Sure, the document may need to be updated from time to time. But that won’t take anywhere near as long as it did to create it in the first place.
Further, by the time you’ve documented a task, you can delegate it and have someone else handle it. You can free up time in your own schedule to focus on what you do best.
In systems, there’s always a short-term sacrifice for a long-term payoff. From a zoomed-out perspective, building a team is effectively the same way – there’s a short-term sacrifice for a long-term result.In systems, there’s always a short-term sacrifice for a long-term payoff. Click To Tweet