Don't allow the Dust to Settle
The last thing you want is to get stuck in the monotony of doing for the sake of doing. A Dust Off is no different from brushing off yourself before entering. You want to present the best of yourself. Consider this your trusted second opinion that everything is in place and you are ready.
A Concern Shared
You get 60mins to share your plans and immediate concerns. What are the challenges you see, and what have you not considered? This is an opportunity to talk about your business. Without a doubt, I’ll ask you about your policies and procedures and the team. At the end of the session, I get homework!
Easing Your Way In
Audits Don't Have to be Daunting
You get the space to talk openly about your immediate concerns. We’ll talk about your business. Without a doubt, I’ll ask you about your policies and procedures and the team. At the end of the session, I have homework!
Within five days, you will have a report with recommendations on how and where to get started. Remember, you don’t have to do this alone. The session alone usually has clients feel “lighter” for finally addressing the issue.
Recognise the problem
When you’re balancing so many facets of your business, it’s understandable that you’re averse to taking on more. But there is no control in pretending that something is not happening.
Don't Ignore, Take Action
Once you have certainty about the concern, you can put a plan in place for handling the situation. Remember, a sudden unpleasant surprise is rarely manageable. And you didn’t invest all this time, accomplishing what you have so far to have it taken away.
What's the Benefit of Book a Dust Off Audit?
Running a business can be lonely when you’re at the top. Whilst many will have you believe it’s all holidays, shopping and fast cars, there is a lot of work and responsibilities. Even with a team, it can be complicated when you suspect something is not entirely how it should be.
- You’re hesitant to investigate further.
- Could it be “leader’s paranoia”?
- What are you looking for?
- Where would be the best place to start?
These are just some questions a boss will torment themselves with instead of seeking guidance. Alternatively, they make the mistake of passing the issue to someone else. But unfortunately, out of sight is not necessarily out of mind. And when it rears its ugly head again down the line, it has become a more significant concern.
An audit takes away the unpleasant element of mystery and surprise. Reviewing your company’s practices will give you confirmation that they are the best they can be. You get the satisfaction of knowing that your HouseRules are being implemented and followed. It is also a sensible way to ensure that your systems remain relevant. You don’t need anything present to hold back the growth of the business
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Frequently Asked Questions
An alternative way of building a business is always going to bring questions. Curiosity is good because you want to ensure you make the right choice for your company.
So if you don’t find the answers here, feel free to get in contact for clarity.
No. This package is open to businesses at any stage in their life cycle. Oftentimes it is unclear where the problem lies. However, it is usually the process or procedure. You can review this slide deck for a quick breakdown of policies, procedures and processes.
Not having a written policy doesn’t automatically equate to the source of the issue but there will be a recommendation to commit your practices to writing because it makes it easier for others and yourself to apply.
A Dust Off is the light package, and it’s usually a meeting where you can offload that particular stress you have been carrying around.
Of course, it’s possible to upgrade, but there is always the time factor. So to be sure you have the time you need on the calendar, let’s aim to get it right the first time.
Meetings are usually held virtually. There will be additional costs if there is a particular preference for in-person meetings.
Initial meetings are always with the owner or the most senior person in the organisation. This is because you are the only person to know the direction and vision of the future.
This is as much about understanding the situation so that the proper steps can be taken to resolve the issues. It will be ineffective if you are not in the room for the discussion.
Remember, one of the three core elements that make up HouseRules is the internal community, but before you can share your message, you need to be precise. The Clean Up and Clear Out packages allow for team interaction.