Run the Business



The “run the business” category includes all the work that is required to keep your business going but does not provide any additional capability or competitive advantage.

Support work would definitely fall into this category, as would the work associated with ongoing operations.

Examples of people doing this work include your accounts receivable clerks, IT support staff and your internal Help Desk.

It is absolutely critical that you spend resources on Run the Business work. However, you have a choice as far as how many resources are allocated.

If you do not allocate enough, your business may suffer as existing business processes may be shortchanged. If you spend too much in this category, you may not have enough money to properly grow and lead the business.


You can also work in this category that marginally increases capabilities. You may call this type of work “discretionary,” “enhancements" or "process improvements." You could reasonably expect that you will need to make ongoing process improvements to current business processes and systems.

However, they typically only provide marginal benefit and do not result in additional capabilities or competitive advantage. These smaller work requests are sometimes called "discretionary" or “enhancements”.


The last type of work that you can place in this category is work that is mandatory from a legal, tax or auditing perspective. For instance, you may have to modify your business processes to comply with a new law or regulation.

You also may need to make updates to your financial systems every year to comply with new auditing or accounting rules. This work is required, but it does not result in increased capability or competitive advantage.

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