This House

Ground Rules

It’s hard to do business with an enigma. So let’s take a moment to focus on The Ethical Strategist. That way, you can decide if this is right for you.
 
The process is flawed, and business owners neglect a crucial part of their business. That is the area of policies and procedures. Yes, there is a place for HR and business support and templates. But there is no shortcut to building your dream business without putting in the work.
 
Time and time again over the year, I have seen the management time disregard their own rules. They become the excuse factory for not seeing it as a priority. Until one day, it slaps them in the face as a hefty and often expensive problem.

If the concerns in your business were technical they wouldn't persist.

It’s that old saying, “prevention is better than a cure.” Well, if we’re talking about missions, mine is to tidy up the smaller businesses. To have them lean on their HouseRules to build not only the financial side of the company but the soul.
 
The people in your business are irreplaceable assets. Assets that you can’t contemplate putting a value on when they are striving for greatness. You must be clear with your rules to get the best for your business.
 
What I’m offering is pervasive, from the top position to the most junior, across all the departments and teams. You are in charge of this house, and this is the way to ensure your rules are relevant and present in daily life.

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All businesses are not the same

It’s impossible to serve all things to all people.  It might seem that way to others who don’t understand the importance of being set apart from the norm.  Here at CAS Ltd, working with those who understand structure plays a fundamental role in the success of any business.

With a wealth of experience across industries, it is appreciated that no two businesses are the same, and as such, the expectations must complement the individuals 

It's not about me, it's about you.

Any successful business will have a well-oiled system running in the background.  At CAS Ltd, this has been dubbed HouseRules, which are made up of three elements:

  • Policies and procedures 
  • Internal community 
  • Ethics

The starting point is to look at the policies and procedures in your business.  Are they accessible, being followed, clear and relevant?  These are just a few questions that you can ask yourself.  However, it will require you to be honest and objective. 

Looking at your business with fresh eyes is not always possible.  That’s where The Ethical Strategist enters, somewhat like a house inspector, to review if you are doing as you said you would.

Empowerment through understanding

Something always goes wrong at the most inconvenient time.  You have a deadline that you come dangerously close to missing.  What is your natural reaction?

  • A massive sign of relief that you made it in the nick of time.
  • Shout, scream and bawl at the team to do better next time.
  • Look for a new team or new supplier.

And when it happens again, you’re bewildered or offended that your team are not taking you seriously.  After all, you are the boss and should be respected.

Unless you understand the power of HouseRules, you will never think of looking at your policies, procedures or processes.  Ensuring that they flow as succinctly as your strategy to capture the attention of your ideal client.

When we partner that is the primary focus.  What are the processes, systems and practices that you have in place.  Are they serving your internal community to enable them to carry out their role in the most efficient manner?  It could be that you need to undertake a dust off, a clean up or a major clear out and start again.

This house is an ally supporting your journey to greatness.

When something goes wrong in a business, it can be traced back to a breach of a policy or the lack of one being present.  No thought has been given to what happens should something other than the desired outcome occur.

You then have individuals taking it upon themselves to decide the best course of action, which is not always 

Take the Lead

I don’t subscribe to putting others in a box. Your business is unique to you. CAS Ltd shares the same view. The structure of the services is to encourage you to take the lead. This allows you to be self-sufficient in your business, and when you need me to, I can pop back to check you are on track.
 
There is no preset multi-step programme that your team have to incorporate. The transformation comes from within the business. I have a talent for recognising what is working and what needs tweaking.
 
Sound like something you would like to explore further. Take your time and peruse this house. When you are ready to get your house in order, take the lead and get in touch.

Time to Get Off the Rollercoaster

I don’t subscribe to putting others in a box. Your business is unique to you. CAS Ltd shares the same view. The structure of the services is to encourage you to take the lead. This allows you to be self-sufficient in your business, and when you need me to, I can pop back to check you are on track.
 
There is no preset multi-step programme that your team have to incorporate. The transformation comes from within the business. I have a talent for recognising what is working and what needs tweaking.
 
Sound like something you would like to explore further. Take your time and peruse this house. When you are ready to get your house in order, take the lead and get in touch.

Ready to Work with This House?

Smiling Cas Johnson

Cas Johnson

Founder of Corporate Administrative Solutions Limited

Whether you are a starting out, have been doing this for a while or are ready to make you exist, The Ethical Strategist is here to streamline your business.

Few give thought to practices and systems that need to be in place for a smooth-running business.  However, one of the greatest pleasures is to guide business owners and their teams through the importance of having order within the organisation.  It is not about being restrictive or feeding an unhealthy ego.  It’s so the company can accomplish great things and positively impact individuals within and external to the business.  

There will be a stage of transformation for all businesses, and how impactful it will be is in your control as the leader.  If you neglect to maintain your HouseRules, you open yourself to chaos and countless problems.  This will only detract from the main objective, the growth of the business.  

CAS Ltd aspires to work with SMEs to inspire confidence that they can be smaller but mighty with authentic HouseRules.

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."

– Mark Twain

Let's get your house in order