The one thing that enables successful organizations to grow is the same thing that most entrepreneurs lack — systems.
Good systems allow an organization to effectively control growth, manage change, and continually improve. They make it easier for organizations to innovate, identify opportunities, and empower leaders within their organization.
On the other hand, poor systems or a lack of systems force an organization into chaos, drain resources, restrict growth potential, and deplete the energy of the entrepreneur at the center of it all.
Systems enable an organization to remain in balance. They work together cohesively to create a holistic environment that empowers the organization, employees, and entrepreneur – which is why the TREP Systems Approach is the root of our execution management strategy.
The TREP Systems Approach
We know that there are only two constants in business — time (which we can’t control) and change (which is inevitable).
So we have created a system wherein organizations can survive and thrive by being agile and able to evolve quickly as changes happen over time.
Organizations using our system can:
- Quickly adapt
- Pivot to deal with changing markets
- Shift to take over emerging markets before their competitors
- Better identify opportunities and malfunctions in their systems
- Empower leaders throughout the organization
- Free the entrepreneur leading the organization
When systems are in place, the entrepreneur continue to lead the company. But this time, they have a system to make them more effective and able to share management with other leaders in the organization.
The entrepreneur no longer needs to run the entire organization. They can delegate clearly identified tasks and accountability to others in the organization and easily monitor their progress.
Why Systems Are Superior to Processes
While most organizations run on processes, we know that systems are the only way to operate. Our definition of a process is similar to a program.
A process has a beginning and end. It is a series of steps that happen in order for a set, intended final action or resolution to take place. Processes are intended to be completed one time.
The TREP System on the other hand, is a constant series of activities that have no end. Once it is set into motion, it will never end. It will evolve and change, but it will never stop.
Through a “plan, do, check, adjust, and repeat” process, our TREP Systems Approach evolves as the business evolves — keeping companies prosperous and profitable in fast moving, small business environments.
This allows structured, manageable growth that is predictable and controllable.
We implement this systematic way of thinking into five TREP Core Components of Business:
- Habits – The Operations of an Organization
- People – The Human Resources of an Organization
- Strategy – The Sales of an Organization
- Money – The Financials of an Organization
- WIN (What’s Important Now–Whether in 5 years or 5 days, knowing your priorities is key to WINing) – The Goals of the trep and the Organization
After decades growing multi-million dollar business, our team of entrepreneurs has found this to be the only sustainable and reliable way to grow an organization and manage the otherwise chaotic life of an entrepreneur.
We apply this system-thinking to the five operating systems. The TREP O/S approach is to provide the theory, tools, leadership, measurements, and sustainable systems that can help treps succeed.
TREP is made up of a community of entrepreneurs who believe in this theory and systematic approach and are determined to use it to help other growing businesses and entrepreneurs.
If you are interested in learning more about The TREP Operating System and how it can be integrated into your entrepreneurial life and business, contact us.