There are countless moving parts to any successful business, and smaller companies often have the issue of their employees juggling multiple different tasks and wearing all kinds of different hats in addition to their outlined job duties and responsibilities. You might encounter situations where you don’t know what to do, and it can be overwhelming when so much needs to get done in so little time.
We want to tell you that it’s okay to feel overwhelmed and to not know enough about certain things in business.
You started your business because you wanted to provide something of value to others, whether it’s a product or a service. You want to help people solve their problems in the best ways possible. You might have specialized knowledge refined through years of dedication and experience, but there will always be things that you don’t know. All business owners have to relent to this fact at some point in their professional careers.
The same can be said for your staff, as well. You hired them for their own specialized skill sets, but you can’t expect them to know how to do every little thing you ask of them. If they did know how to do everything, they wouldn’t be so great at what you need them to do. Teamwork is crucial, as you are using the collective knowledge of your staff to achieve great things. It’s important that you foster this collaborative spirit amongst your staff, as they have limited knowledge bases on their own.
The long and short of it is that you need to accept the fact that you won’t know everything, and neither will your staff, so it’s okay to accept the help of others when you need to. If you don’t know how to do something, it’s better to make sure that your tasks get completed properly the first time by asking others for help so that you don’t waste time, money, and patience on trying to do them yourself. This is an important foundational skill for any business professional to have: knowing what you can and cannot do.
Businesses can embrace this mindset shift by considering outsourcing to be a viable option for many of the challenging functions of day-to-day operations. By outsourcing to trained professionals, you can avoid the hefty costs of hiring in-house staff for various responsibilities. One way businesses use outsourcing is with technology management and maintenance through a managed service provider, a practice which is highly profitable for organizations that don’t have an in-house IT department or the resources to fund one.
One Up Solutions Northwest can be your go-to technology resource, and we can prove to be a valuable investment for your organization’s operational needs. We can work as a help desk to offer technology support, assist with the implementation of new technology solutions, and whatever else you might happen to require of us that is technology-related. Simply put, we want to be the ones you go to when you don’t know what to do next.
To learn more about what we can do for your business, contact us at (503) 278-5011.