Develop Workflow Processes

Develop workflow processes

A well-organized work flow helps organizations to manage their tasks rationally and in an organized manner. Workflows have been around since the industrial revolution simplify document workflow and Henry Gantt’s work has inspired various techniques that assist with project management and industrial engineering.

Workflows help reduce employee frustration due to unnecessary actions that slow down progress or aren’t clear, and allow managers to spend less time micromanaging and more time helping employees excel. As a result, organizations with established workflows tend to have better morale and greater productivity.

Begin by defining your objectives and the steps you’ll need to do to reach them. Then, enumerate and detail each step to ensure that each component is included. This is the stage where you determine dependencies, and arranging the sequence of the workflow in a logical way. Consider dividing your main workflow into distinct sub-workflows each of which functions independently but is vital to the overall success of your project.

Lastly, assign each task to an individual or group and clearly define the roles. This will improve accountability and create the conditions for smoother transitions. Set a time when you’ll complete the process. During this time, you should track each step to see the time it takes to complete and compare that with your expectations. You want a high-quality and error-free final product that addresses all your objectives and keeps employees engaged. Don’t stop in one place and also regularly collect feedback and evaluate the workflow to identify efficiencies or inefficiencies to address.