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12 most terrible invisible costs of enterprises (too shocking!)

2021-12-02
In the process of development, enterprises always encounter bottlenecks. They feel that the operating costs are high, but it is difficult to find the cost. We call it "invisible cost".This is like the hidden disease of life body, which can't be cured for a long time, which makes the operators feel headache.


In the process of development, enterprises always encounter bottlenecks. They feel that the operating costs are high, but it is difficult to find the cost. We call it "invisible cost".This is like the hidden disease of life body, which can't be cured for a long time, which makes the operators feel headache.

1、 Conference costs
Meeting is a collective activity for enterprises to solve problems and issue instructions, but it is also a high cost business activity.Because this activity is often a collective activity participated by many leaders, every minute means the number of minutes of the total number of participants. However, many enterprise managers do not master the skills of meeting. There are "no preparation before the meeting, no theme in the meeting, no implementation after the meeting, no need for meeting, no control of time and no margin of speech".

When salary is paid and income is summarized every month, the figures in the financial statements are always the effective "insomnia medicine" for the operators. However, a large part of the "medicine" is the meeting.

2、 Procurement cost
There are different ways of purchasing in different companies, but this is an important cost affecting the operation of enterprises.We often only focus on the price and quantity of procurement, and it is difficult to see other factors.

Once upon a time, when an enterprise was working on a new project, the operating cost of the project team was 80000 yuan per day. However, on the eve of the launch of the product, the purchasing department even spent a week in order to purchase more than 100000 yuan of packaging. The reason was to find a low-cost supplier to save the purchase cost.As a result, the entire marketing team could not sign a contract with customers for an extra week.

In fact, this phenomenon exists in many enterprises.The pursuit of reducing the direct cost of procurement blindly ignores the "invisible cost" coexisting at the same time.Of course, there is no conflict between reducing the direct cost of procurement and this paper. Here, what we want to say is that the purchasing department of an enterprise should stand on the angle of overall operation and comprehensively weigh various indicators to truly control the cost of procurement.

3、 Communication costs

Communication is an important part of enterprise operation. Many enterprises are doing a lot of institutional training and spiritual training, but most of them have no "communication ability" training.

In most enterprises, you will find that in the process of communication between colleagues, there will be serious distortion, or the words do not express the meaning, or the answers are not correct, or a hundred people have a hundred answers... This kind of phenomenon makes many processes ineffective or loses many important opportunities.If it is too big, it may bring hidden dangers to enterprises.

4、 Hidden danger of overtime
Many employers always think that the "overtime" of employees "forgetting to eat or sleep" after work is a kind of professional phenomenon.However, there may be high costs involved.There are three reasons

The reason for overtime is not that the work task is too heavy, but the staff's work efficiency is low. Overtime means low efficiency.

Second, overtime consumes more energy and physical strength of employees, which seriously overdrafts the health of employees. In the long run, some important employees will not be able to perform their functions for a long time, and there is a hidden danger that will bring burden to the company. For example, some mechanical operators will be tired and cause accidents due to long-time overtime, and enterprises will have to pay a heavy price for this.

Third, overtime employees are not "in business". Some employees take advantage of the company's resources to engage in their personal affairs and receive the company's overtime pay after work. Many enterprises' important losses and data loss occur during the off-duty hours, and overtime has become a dead corner for enterprises to "hide evil and hide dirt".

5、 Cost of talent flow

There are many enterprises in the people The management of human resources is very deficient. They think that talents are right and become the "camp of iron attack" ”Employees naturally become the "flowing soldiers". We can't help but say that the departure of an employee is one to the company pen The cost is because the company has to bear the initial investment such as the training fee for the employee, the initial cost of recruiting the new employee for the post, and the risk of whether the new employee is suitable for the post. The resignation of an old employee may lose important internal information or information due to the professional quality,It is likely to enter the enterprises of its competitors.

Therefore, the loss of employees, especially the old employees, will undoubtedly bring the enterprise several times higher than its income.Many small enterprises have been running for many years, and you find that they have always been such a small team. Besides the boss, none of the employees are from the beginning of the establishment of the enterprise.

6、 Post dislocation cost
There is a famous saying in human resource management: "put the right person in the right place".Unfortunately, there are not many enterprises that can really do this.

I used to recruit in a talent market. I heard a conversation among its employees that they were required to move tables and chairs every time the job fair was held, because it was a rented gymnasium as the recruitment site.From professional managers to ordinary employees, they have become "porters". I can't help but sigh that this enterprise is engaged in talent recruitment and management. How could it spend such a high salary to hire unprofessional porters.

In fact, this reflects a very clear mentality of the bosses. They think that these employees need to be employed when they are recruited. As long as they have staff to do it, they don't have to spend more money to do it.But we found that they paid a high price for it.The employees of the enterprise have been complaining, because quite a lot of them are female employees, and they have no strength to carry tables and chairs. Those senior officials have never been treated with such "courtesy", and some of them have left one after another.We will not recruit in the recruitment fair since then, because I do not believe that such a team can provide me with good service.

7、 Process cost
There are too many chaos in enterprises because of the process, which is a common problem in enterprise management. For enterprises with slow development, the process is chaotic or unreasonable.They bear a high cost for this, but they have always ignored it.Process is the industrial chain of enterprise operation. Like assembly line, if there is no scientific and reasonable process, systematic control of various work will be lost. Many work will be abandoned halfway, and many work needs to be reworked.This will become the tangle of the enterprise's feet.

8、 Stagnant resource cost
Stagnant resources can be said to be the most extensive "invisible costs" in enterprises, such as idle equipment, overstocked inventory, low utilization posts and occupations, idle funds and shelved businesses. Although they will not continue to consume the investment of enterprises, they are part of the assets of enterprises, and enterprises will bear the invisible costs such as interest.Therefore, in an enterprise, the amount of stagnant resources reflects the level of resource utilization.

9、 Cost of corporate culture
Some people say that corporate culture, like the soul of an enterprise, can be reflected in the mental outlook of each member.This kind of culture began to be established in the early stage of the establishment of an enterprise. It is influenced by the culture, habits, skills, occupation, likes and dislikes of the founder of the enterprise. Therefore, some people say that the enterprise culture is the boss culture.

However, many people may not agree that corporate culture will become a cost, but it is.We will find that some enterprises' employees are in low spirits and their work efficiency is extremely low. No matter how excellent the employees are, as long as they enter, they will either leave or become like that. We can't help saying that this is an "environmental" problem.And this "environment" is the corporate culture of this enterprise.

Corporate culture, like the life of an enterprise, will accompany the whole life of an enterprise. It can only be adjusted and cannot be rebuilt.

10、 Credit cost
This is a cost related to long-term return. Honest management is just like being honest.We have found that many enterprises are used to defaulting on suppliers' loans, employees' salaries, withholding others, defaulting on bank loans and so on. They think that this can reduce the pressure on working capital of enterprises.

However, in the long run, this will become a serious hidden cost of enterprise operation. First of all, suppliers will include the time cost in their quotation, and such enterprises cannot purchase raw materials or services at the price.Secondly, employees' wages are in arrears and violate labor laws and regulations, and there is a risk of being punished.And default on bank loans, discount others, will give its credit rating discount, in the enterprise one day encountered difficulties, will be besieged.Undoubtedly, enterprises have to pay a heavy price for this, but in fact, it has not gained any benefits.

11、 Risk cost
It is the dream of every entrepreneur to push the enterprise into the fast lane.However, the risk coefficient also increases accordingly.Especially for large and medium-sized enterprises, although they are developing rapidly and have rich income, once there is a crisis, it will be disastrous.Many cases have proved that many risks of enterprises are caused by insufficient anticipation or poor management, and hidden dangers have been buried before the occurrence of risks.And many large enterprises or well-known enterprises die because of a risk.

Therefore, risk is an important invisible cost.But this kind of phenomenon is not obvious, is actually "does not sing already, makes a big splash".

12、 Entrepreneur cost
"Entrepreneur cost" refers to the cost brought by the boss to the enterprise.There is a saying good, soldiers bear a bear, will bear a nest.As the leader of an army, entrepreneurs themselves are the employees who pay the cost.Many owners of private enterprises have turned themselves into the "emperor" of the enterprise. They have the final say and all the employees have become the execution machine.However, the defects of entrepreneurs' personal factors will increase the heavy cost burden for enterprises.

This phenomenon is mainly reflected in small enterprises, but it also exists in large enterprises. We can also extend this cost to every department or even every employee of the enterprise.Because everyone is responsible for their own work, we often emphasize that in your scope, you are the leader and you have the right to make decisions.However, many leaders always focus on themselves, which will greatly reduce the combat ability of the team and increase the high invisible cost.I remember that I once said to a boss who complained about the company's lack of talents: "what your company lacks is not talents, but the wisdom to discover and make good use of talents.".


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