You might have noticed that when you dig a bit deeper to find the bottleneck in your business, it’s actually you. 

Why is that? 

  1. A big part of it is because as the business owner, you make all the final decisions. 

This can lead to delays in getting things done and a lack of delegation to your team.

And let’s be real, no one wants to work for a boss who micromanages every little thing!

It’s no surprise then that according to the 2019 Gallup State of Global Workplace report, it was reported that within Australia and New Zealand, only 14% of employees were truly engaged in their jobs. 

When you’re the bottleneck, it means you’re not giving your team the chance to step up and make decisions that could benefit the business.

  1. Another reason you may be the bottleneck is that you just want to do everything yourself. 

You may be afraid to let go of control or trust your team to handle certain tasks. 

But this leads to an overload of work and not enough time to focus on the important stuff. 

And trust me, that’s just going to take you down the path towards burnout.

So, how do you fix this bottleneck problem? 

Well, it starts with you learning to trust your team members and giving them more autonomy in their roles

This can be done by setting clear goals and expectations, providing training and resources, and giving regular feedback. 

By doing this, you can create a culture of engagement and collaboration, leading to a more productive and efficient business.

Another tip is to create a clear structure of communication and delegation of responsibilities

This will help you identify which tasks you can delegate to your team, allowing you to focus on the most important tasks and lead the company more effectively.

And let’s not forget, involving your team in the decision-making process and valuing their opinions can lead to higher levels of engagement.

When people feel like they’re being heard and that their input is valued, they are more likely to be invested in the success of the business.

Don’t be afraid to step back and let your team shine.

Because when they’re working at their best, your business can only benefit.

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