Ah, job descriptions: While a critical document for the HR department, sometimes their value is not always appreciated in the day-to-day operations of the company. However, a job description’s value extends way beyond just being a tool to hire new employees. In fact, they can help establish expectations, identify areas of weakness, and give direction to the workday.
Interestingly enough, most entrepreneurs and business owners fail to write a job description for themselves. As a result, they perform their work “on instinct;” in the end, this results in overlooking key functions that can slip out-of-mind.
Many entrepreneurs may be quick to exclaim, “I do everything!” Well, that is not an effective management tool. For a job description to be work, it needs to state in clear terms what the areas of responsibility are and how they shall be performed.
Back some time ago, I created the job description for my