Operational Business Models
Have you ever thought about what a professional difference it would make to your business, and / or your team, and / or your website, from a perception, a success, and a sales standpoint, if you had a Business Model to guide you?
What are Operational Business Models?
They are documents that outline an operational plan to enable business success to be achieved... and usually consist of the company's / organization's vision statement, mission statement, values / ethics statement, scope, objectives, and strategies.
You need to, on an ongoing basis, operationally manage your business and make decisions and adjustments as required along the way to optimize performance, and enable the potential for growth to the next level. AND... the recipe for success in that endeavor of course consists of many, many things, but a very key element, early in the progression of Sound Business Practice implementation, is the development, communication, and execution of the Operational Business Model.
This is a must. Without one to follow... an organization will flounder and pull in different directions. Employees must be clear about company objectives if you want a team (together everybody achieves more) that's focused on the future.
You should develop and document an Operational Business Plan for many reasons. However, we feel the most essential of them is to be able to then communicate the plan to your team in order for them to understand how the top of the organization plans to achieve the vision, and for them to make meaningful contributions to the business.
Developing one is not a simple task, but it's well worth one's effort. An Operational Business Model, if properly formulated and executed, can help to ensure a company's long-term survival and prosperity. As with any major endeavor, developing, documenting, and then exercising the discipline of adhering to a Business Plan is not so overwhelming when broken down into smaller tasks that can be completed one step at a time. Usually though, it is the process of developing the plan that yields the most benefits.
The thought process to create a Business Model enables one to focus on the future as well as the present; provides the mission to accomplish the vision; provides the strategies and initiatives to accomplish the mission, while taking the steps to accomplish the vision. The process enables one to look three to five years into the future, and lay out the appropriate strategies and initiatives to get there.
Then... one of the major advantages of having a documented Business Plan is that you can periodically (quarterly, annually at a minimum) review status and compare reality / actuality. This allows one to assess what worked, what didn't, and to do some tweaking of the plan to enable greater and quicker future strides toward the vision. Regular reviews of the goals and objectives (housed within the Business Model) enable the team to re-focus on what was to be accomplished. The review process enables one to redirect actions that had gone off course or came up short, and initiate new ones based on lessons learned, changes in the marketplace, changes in technology, etc. Business Models and their review provide the capability and tool for one to be able to proactively manage the business, rather than allowing confusion, chaos, and luck to manage the business.
If you develop one in-house from scratch, it is very painful, very tedious, very time consuming, and very expensive. Members of our team have, during previous assignments, been part of teams that have hammered out Operational Business Plans. In some cases, this took months consisting of many meetings and off-line get-togethers to dialogue, build consensus, red-team, draft, and publish. When you consider the hours spent, and the wages paid (usually the senior staff), this was very expensive indeed.
If you pay a consultant to facilitate this task, it's usually even more expensive since you usually have to go through the same motions as above, and now you have added the cost of the consultant to the financial equation.
If you take our recommended approach, beginning with a template / skeleton / straw man, you're not starting from scratch. This makes a big difference. You can still have team dialogue and team buy-in, but in all likelihood you've just cut the process by greater than 75% - tremendous savings.
Our Business Model Formulation Packages cover all the normal elements, are easily adaptable to literally any business type, and are easily customizable in almost any word processing software. Most of all, there is no waiting! They will be available via download... and you could be printing and publishing one in no time at all.
Of course some minor "tweaking" may be necessary to insert your company logo and company name, but you may not need to do anything else depending on your business type. Until now, creating one was extremely time consuming and very expensive. If you have ever drafted even (1) Business Model document before, you know how time consuming it can be... AND, that's assuming that you're doing it in a solo fashion. If you're doing it, from scratch, in a group / team setting where you need consensus and buy-in... be prepared for plenty of frustration.
Some of the positives that can result from establishing an Operational Business Model are:
- Greatly improved business focus
- Everyone has the same road map / plan to the future - no misunderstandings
- Enhances the professional perception of your business
- Fosters a team oriented environment
- Enhances employee morale
- Helps attract and retain the best people
They enable increased levels of focus, efficiency, productivity, teamwork, and foster excellent morale in the workplace. In addition, they instill discipline and structure within the current organization, while enabling the move of the business to the next level.
Our Packages are easily adaptable to most business types, and in addition to the instructions, they contain:
- a vision statement (a description of the future you aspire to achieve)
- a mission statement (a short statement describing the reason for the business and what it wants to accomplish)
- a values statement (values to guide your behavior by which, as a company, you want to operate - regarding team members, customers, suppliers, and / or other entities)
- objectives statements (that state where you want to be - whether it be widgets completed or shipped, customers added, accounts collected, or whatever)
- and strategies statements (a focused set of stratagems, i.e., plan of attack, that helps an organization create a competitive advantage in order to achieve its vision).
Operational Business Models are mandatory, from a sound business practice perspective, to inform employees of company aspirations and of the plan to achieve them.
We'll even throw-in our professionally formulated and documented "Roles & Responsibilities" document, easily adaptable to most organization types, to enable your business to get to the next-level faster.
The Packages we currently have available, all in PDF format, are:
Business Model - Corporate - 17 pages, also includes the Customer Service and Technical Support Roles & Responsibilities documents.
This professionally formulated "Corporate" business model template is easily adaptable to most business types. It includes, a) a vision statement; b) a mission statement; c) a values statement; d) objectives statements; e) and strategies statements. Again, this is a CORPORATE / COMPANY plan to achieve business success, and also includes the "Customer Service" and "Technical Support" Roles & Responsibilities templates.
Business Model - Customer Service - 14 pages, also includes the Customer Service Roles & Responsibilities document.
This professionally formulated "Customer Service" business model template is easily adaptable to most organization types. It includes, a) a vision statement; b) a mission statement; c) a values statement; d) objectives statements; e) and strategies statements. Again, this is a CUSTOMER SERVICE plan to achieve organizational success, and also includes the "Customer Service" Roles & Responsibilities template.
Business Model - Technical Support - 14 pages, also includes the Technical Support Roles & Responsibilities document.
This professionally formulated "Technical Support" business model template is easily adaptable to most organization types. It includes, a) a vision statement; b) a mission statement; c) a values statement; d) objectives statements; e) and strategies statements. Again, this is a TECHNICAL SUPPORT plan to achieve organizational success, and also includes the "Technical Support" Roles & Responsibilities template.
Business Model - Information Security Awareness
Information Security Awareness... Why you ask? Most companies need an Information Security Awareness Program to inform employees about Information Security, Disaster Recovery, and IT Compliance issues, and about company position regarding these issues. This is the solution to quickly create the plan to take your business' information security serious. This PDF e-Book (23 pages) lays it all out so that you and your business will know how to establish your Information Security Awareness Program. It also comes with our professionally formulated and documented Information Security Awareness Program Design Plan (25 PDF pages), easily adaptable to most organization types, to enable your business to achieve the heightened Information Security Awareness level you desire.
To enable the above mentioned positive aspects for your business, there's no reason not to purchase one of these complete packages today and get all of the enabling capabilities, focus, and perception that an Operational Business Model offers you and your business.
BM - Corporate
Price: $ 14.
BM - Customer Service
Price: $ 14.
BM - Technical Support
Price: $ 14.
BM - Security Awareness
Price: $ 28.
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If you purchase Today... you will also receive 2 additional Business Enhancing Bonuses: 1) Our Blueprint for Operational Excellence, and 2) Our Operational Excellence Internalized document.
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