Building structure for your business

business structure

A structure is often associated with buildings and construction. However, this concept can be applied to businesses as well. All business requires a pattern that has been tested over time to be applied to their work. These patterns after a while are the building blocks of your business structure.

What are practical business structures?

First and foremost for any business, you must have a mission and vision that drives the operation of the business. This informs the way you bid for deals and how you operate. Customer relations is built around this system. Staff management revolves around this system also, it technically informs the kind of staff to hire and the amount to pay each one.

Another key thing to note when building a structure for your business is to understand what type of business you are running. Doing or having a lot of business ventures is not bad, but have a description that united every venture. Being a jack of all trades doesn’t add value, rather it takes away from you as a creative and as a manager. I am of the opinion that business who would want to diversify at any point should first have a landmark and be an authority in one area before expansion.

It is rich to have resources but when resources are being mismanaged there lies a problem. Resources for business are first not money but people. How do you manage people then? Understanding of every role within your organization should be at the tip of your hands. If you don’t know them, there’s no problem. You can always research about the different roles in your organization.

Different roles demand different people fitting into them. And as such the Human Resource Personnel should have a basic understanding of the psychology of your staff. Humans are trigger by different things, find that thing that makes your staff happy and gift it to them occasionally. They work for you and are a principal part of your organization. Always have that channel of communication within the organization clearly stated so that your staff knows where to direct their challenge too or where to request for help from.

Building a business structure is like building a legacy. It shouldn’t be rushed because it must be tested. The test period shows what manner of business structure you have built over time. Infinitely there’s no hard and fast way of building a business structure as it serves when you are not there to run it. A successful business structure will allow the business owner to venture into other things because the business would run as smoothly as if S/He was there.

All is well when a structure is in place. Especially if you want your business to be around for a very long time.

About the author

Sandra Chinedu

Chinedu Sandra is an Entrepreneur within the I.C.T space and loves blogging. She is on the Honour list of GEM, a World Bank Project for start-ups in Africa.

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