In your business and your life

Sam Carpenter

will take you one layer deeper.

The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less

Fourth Edition

Bricks and mortar, virtual, retail, construction, service and/or product-producer, owner-operated, large or small staff: It doesn’t matter. Whatever the business type, dysfunction has its roots in the same foundational weakness: a fire-killing, non-systematic approach.

The Work the System methodology takes a simple yet deep tact, one that begins with a single “tweak” in the leader’s perspective of how the business mechanically functions. With this new vantage point, the rest is easy: inefficient methodologies are suddenly easy to detect…and subsequent necessary actions come naturally.

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The Book

Sam Carpenter’s Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less is now in its fourth edition (February 2021). Since the first edition was published in 2008, tens of thousands of business owners have used the Work the System Method to quickly eliminate disorder, systemizing their businesses and their lives into super-efficiency.

Work the System Consulting

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Business Documentation Software

BDS exactly conforms to the Work the System Method. It’s an intuitive and simple platform designed to make it easy for you to create, tweak and store your three primary documents as described in Part Two of Sam’s book.
BDS is simple to use. There’s no fluff or excess. It’s about “bottom up,” point-of-sale, and never-ending system improvement.

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