Taming the Chaos
It is simply our nature, and that of most people with the motivation to start and run a business, to work better under pressure. While this serves us extremely well in the early days of our business, it becomes a hindrance to growth later. Recognizing your addiction to chaos is the first step.
You must realize the reason that your company does not operate at maximum efficiency is that you, the chaos addict, avoid the mundane and the routine. It is problematic to rely on yourself to be a huge part of the process. "But I have hired the talent and empowered my team to do the things necessary to make the company run efficiently," you say. I'll venture that you are still your company's best sales person. But believe it or not, you are the biggest obstacle to your company's continued success. The good news is that you are also the solution.
The key to removing yourself from the center of your company's universe is to properly document everything. If you honestly examine the root cause of your corporate chaos, you'll find that too much knowledge is contained in your head and nowhere else. Complete and accurate documentation is the only way to move the necessary knowledge from your mind to the minds of your staff.