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How Small & Medium Businesses Can Avoid Contract Burnout

How Small & Medium Businesses Can Avoid Contract Burnout

(Note: This post was initially published on LinkedIn, and the following iteration is a syndicated and updated version of the same.) 

Business burnout is a real thing. SMB owners need to recognize the symptoms before burnout leads to bigger problems. Take contracts for example.

SMB owners tell us that trying to run most aspects of the companies they love can cause harm, to them and their businesses. Exhaustion. Decreased productivity. Poor decision-making. Misunderstandings. Balls dropped. Frustration. Feeling overwhelmed. And the inability to take care of routine matters, like staying on top of contracts.

Working around the clock, SMB owners may neglect contract requirements, obligations, deadlines, and renewals.

Impact of Burnout on Contract Management

Burnout is dangerous. The longer owners ignore issues related to burnout, the greater chance they have of exacerbating them. This is especially true for contracts, whether creating, executing, or administering them.

SMB owners tell us contract burnout comes from a lack of progress and putting out fires. They’re impatient with contracts that get delayed, sidetracked, or don’t get delivered because other tasks need to be addressed.

Owners become cynical or hopeless, feeling like they’ll never make progress in taking control of their contracts.

A shoot-from-the-hip, spontaneous and non-prioritized approach to contracts is self-defeating. It invites failure. And when contract performance suffers, so does business productivity and revenue.

SMB owners may try to do everything, but that’s something they can’t afford to do. Once they recognize the signs of burnout, and understand the need for help, there are crucial steps owners can take particularly regarding contracts.

Analyzing the Way Forward for SMB Owners

The first thing SMB owners need to do is analyze their current situation and determine what to do to get back on track. They’ll quickly find that they can’t do everything on their own.

Indeed, one of the most identified problems that needs to be addressed and resolved is contract management.

Business owners can take some steps on their own to take control of contracts – changing priorities, reallocating employees, hiring staff, buying new technology – but that takes time and investment that companies may not have.

SMB owners can’t productively and successfully run their companies if they’re burnt out. And that includes taking control of their contracts by finding an experienced, collaborative, and affordable contract solutions partner knowledgeable in all aspects of the types of contracts used by SMBs every day.

Business burnout is a real thing. SMB owners need to recognize the symptoms before burnout leads to bigger problems. Take contracts for example.

SMB owners tell us that trying to run most aspects of the companies they love can cause harm, to them and their businesses. Exhaustion. Decreased productivity. Poor decision-making. Misunderstandings. Balls dropped. Frustration. Feeling overwhelmed. And the inability to take care of routine matters, like staying on top of contracts.

Working around the clock, SMB owners may neglect contract requirements, obligations, deadlines, and renewals.

Impact of Burnout on Contract Management

Burnout is dangerous. The longer owners ignore issues related to burnout, the greater chance they have of exacerbating them. This is especially true for contracts, whether creating, executing, or administering them.

SMB owners tell us contract burnout comes from a lack of progress and putting out fires. They’re impatient with contracts that get delayed, sidetracked, or don’t get delivered because other tasks need to be addressed.

Owners become cynical or hopeless, feeling like they’ll never make progress in taking control of their contracts.

A shoot-from-the-hip, spontaneous and non-prioritized approach to contracts is self-defeating. It invites failure. And when contract performance suffers, so does business productivity and revenue.

SMB owners may try to do everything, but that’s something they can’t afford to do. Once they recognize the signs of burnout, and understand the need for help, there are crucial steps owners can take particularly regarding contracts.

Analyzing the Way Forward for SMB Owners

The first thing SMB owners need to do is analyze their current situation and determine what to do to get back on track. They’ll quickly find that they can’t do everything on their own.

Indeed, one of the most identified problems that needs to be addressed and resolved is contract management.

Business owners can take some steps on their own to take control of contracts – changing priorities, reallocating employees, hiring staff, buying new technology – but that takes time and investment that companies may not have.

SMB owners can’t productively and successfully run their companies if they’re burnt out. And that includes taking control of their contracts by finding an experienced, collaborative, and affordable contract solutions partner knowledgeable in all aspects of the types of contracts used by SMBs every day.

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