PROCESS and WORKFLOW management MAKES PERFECT. While organisations generally see the value of workflow and process management, they too often feature further down the priority list than more immediate and pressing business operations. Commonly this occurs if they believe they’re operating well enough without clearly defined workflows and processes. However, redundancy in business processes and workflows results in inefficiencies that cause loss of time within a business. Time wasted to wait for operations, wait for people, or rectify errors is time spent ineffectively. And as the saying says, time IS money.
Process improvement is fundamental to business excellence, and every single process, small or large, is essential. Organisations can only truly reach their full potential when all operations are as efficient and effective as they possibly can be. Hence why improvements to achieve process excellence are crucial to gaining and maintaining a competitive advantage. Every improved process is progress toward perfection.
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Every professional has experienced that overwhelming feeling of frustration at work as there’s too little time to complete the work that needs doing. Your desk, your inbox, and your task list all become backed up. It happens even though you apply the best process improvement theories that reduce waste, increase organisation and streamline your procedures. There is simply no time to practice best practices.
Software is the solution to this dilemma and many others. Detecting and eliminating redundant tasks has countless benefits beyond creating value for your business in all its facets. A significant advantage of achieving streamlined workflows and processes is that they minimise room for error. They also enable quicker, more thoughtful decision-making while employees are empowered to collaborate with higher productivity and agility. In turn, they dramatically benefit the business.
Besides the structure and order that workflows create, software solutions for precision workflows further remove redundancies by enforcing operational practices in simple and complex tasks and thereby increasing productivity throughout an organisation. From increased productivity comes greater insight into your business, which is the departure point of profit.
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The advantages of clearly mapped out workflows and processes extend even further to the people within an organisation. They reduce the likelihood of human error, which over time improves the quality of a company’s products or services.
They also negate the need for micromanagement by increasing accountability and thus ensuring a happier workforce: increased job satisfaction and improved relationships between employees and their management teams.
Poor communication is another common workplace problem that occurs when unstructured workflows and clearly defined processes are absent. Workflows dramatically increase communication by ensuring visibility of processes and accountability. The spin-off of this is smoother daily operations and reduced employee turnover.
When it comes to customer service, relying on outdated manual systems can often cause customer dissatisfaction and may result in customers taking their business elsewhere. Workflows provide increased response times and an overall guarantee in customer service levels.
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