Business Control

Note: Readership of this blog stretches to over 150 countries and as we prepared to post this particular essay I realized the message is most applicable to parents in the western world…parents who have the time and money to over-complicate things. In much of the developing world where basic survival is the challenge, parents will viscerally understand this mechanical sensibility because […]

In business, the prime objective is to make a profit, and one does that by creating value for others. Always remember that wealth creation/distribution is not a zero-sum game. Whether your business operation is inefficient or not, money and power are recirculated…somewhere. So, the questions for you is this: In your business, is the money […]

by Josh Fonger Bottlenecking, or preventing a company from growing into the success it could be, is a common pitfall among business owners. When coaching a recent client I asked, “What three roadblocks will I encounter when implementing documented systems into your business?” the three answers I got back were humbly honest and signified a […]

Bend Event

September 22, 2015

 Two Day Weekend Boot Camp Bend, Oregon (Next Boot Camp Dates TBD) It’s been five years since we’ve done an intimate boot-camp style gathering at the Work the System/Centratel offices here in Bend, Oregon and it’s about time we did it again! It’s time to open up the doors and show business owners and managers what the WTS Method really […]

Here’s a rough, not-yet-edited Chapter from my new book, The Systems Mindset: Managing the Machinery of Your Life, to be published in January. -sc Texting isn’t Enough: Ten Communication Tweaks Let’s consider an exception to the Ockham’s Law theory that the simplest solution is usually the correct solution. More and more, in business and personal relationships, general communication […]

With your new Systems Mindset, procrastination will be gone forever. I’m Josh Fonger, COO of Work the System Consultants and business partner with Sam Carpenter. Overcoming your natural tendency to procrastinate is a simple thing, but first you’ll need to get an outside-and-slightly-elevated perspective. This is a perspective based on hard reality; a viewpoint that is […]

  (This is an excerpt from my book Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less.) Back in the mid-80’s, I was an inspector working with construction crews that build overhead transmission lines. Following detailed written designs and carefully surveyed routes, the crews use massive crane trucks to insert enormous seventy-eighty-foot wood poles […]

Last week, Josh and I released a brand new podcast entitled “Systemization: The Four Mistakes You do NOT Want to Make.”  Go here to listen. You’ll be able to download it too, and it’s on iTunes… (Adapted from the book, Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less.) Could it be […]

Note!  Next week we are releasing a brand new podcast entitled “Break on Through: Quickly moving your business from Chaos to Control.” Go to the home page of the website on Tuesday June 2nd, any time after 12 Noon EST. You won’t want to miss this one… Four Key Considerations for Creating Working Procedures What is […]