Bottlenecks! They happen when some of the people in your business find themselves unable to perform tasks until someone else has done their share of work. These can delay production and cause frustration. To reduce bottlenecks, empower staff to take care of as much as possible on their own, without needing approval. Identify bottlenecks quickly and put measures in place to prevent them from happening. Communicate with your staff regularly so that they know to raise flags when things slow down.