Introducing the Versatile Triple-P Framework
Did you know major surveys say many people would rather die than do public speaking? When I first entered the world of public speaking, thanks to Toastmasters, it was one of the most cringe-worthy activities I had to undertake. But, I knew that in order to advance my career, I had to embrace it. Like any skill, as I practiced regularly, I got incrementally better over time, and as an intensive pattern recognizer, a new pattern emerged: Plan, Prepare, Play. I soon realized that this framework wasn’t just for public speaking; it was a key to mastering complex tasks that can be applied to just about anything.
What Is the 3 P’s Framework?
The Triple-P framework, pioneered by Peter Luis Venero, is a method for breaking down and simplifying complex tasks into an easy-to-follow process. Its adaptability makes it a valuable tool for systemizing a business.
Let’s break down and see how it works:
1. Plan (The Blueprint Phase)
Understand the current operations, identify gaps, and set a clear vision for the desired outcome.
In the planning phase, you dive deep into one of your business’s existing processes. This involves conducting an audit to pinpoint inefficiencies and areas that can benefit from automation and systemization of it. Moreover, it’s about visualizing how you want your business operations to run. Prioritizing the processes that will have the most significant impact when systemized is a crucial aspect of this phase.
2. Prepare (The Build Phase)
Lay the groundwork for a smooth execution. This is where you build or refine systems.
The preparation phase involves the creation or refinement of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for each task within your business. Additionally, it may require investments in tools or software that can automate tasks or make them more manageable. A well-prepared team is essential, so ensure that your staff is well-trained on the new systems, and establish feedback loops to gather insights.
3. Play (The Be Phase)
With systems in place, the business operates more like a well-orchestrated game. This phase allows everyone to engage with their tasks creatively and efficiently.
In the “play” phase, your focus shifts to monitoring the systems to ensure they’re running smoothly and delivering the desired results. Encourage a culture of continuous improvement, where your team feels empowered to suggest tweaks to the systems. Celebrate wins, even the small ones, to reinforce the positive impact of the new systems. Most importantly, use the free time and mental space gained from systemization to brainstorm new growth strategies and innovate.
By following the Triple-P framework, conscious business owners can transform their operations, making them more efficient and enjoyable. Ultimately, this empowers their teams to contribute effectively to the company’s growth.
Embrace the Triple-P framework as your secret weapon to simplify complexity. Start by applying it to one aspect of your business, whether it’s refining your customer service or optimizing your marketing strategy. The results may surprise you, just as they did for me in the world of public speaking. Remember, it’s a journey from planning to preparation and finally to playing your way to success.
Now that you’ve got the Triple-P framework, learn how to keep your process or system running optimally withthe Triple-R framework.