In the February issue of Markt und Mittelstand I discovered an interesting article. The article “Desire for More Free Time” explains how entrepreneurs yearn for more time for family and private life, but in reality rarely manage to implement it.
The report identifies three measures that entrepreneurs use to balance their work and private lives:
This is the point that gets my attention. It is at this point that I would really like to know how respondents do that. Simply telling someone what to do can have many different consequences, including some that are less than desirable. For example:
Process management aims to precisely define and document who does what when and how. Responsibilities can be clearly defined by the underlying strategy, always considering the framework conditions and interactions. This can be called “permanent delegation.” Once defined, you do not have to redistribute the tasks each time. Through appropriate classifications of processes, the entrepreneur can also identify which processes are well suited for delegation. Additionally, the one responsible for performing always has a fitting description of the work and tasks to be completed. A win-win for entrepreneurs and employees.
Process management offers entrepreneurs opportunities to more effectively manage their own time. The permanent delegation of tasks and responsibilities by organizing the processes is just one example. Another wish of the entrepreneurs, which is mentioned in this article, can also be met: “… take complexity and extra workload out of the job.” Yes, I will say it again. Process management is an all-purpose weapon.