Business processes are the backbone of quick expansion. Learn why and some first steps you can take to outline them.
- I love that quote from Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., because it applies so well to so many aspects of our lives. And it perfectly captures the spirit of continuous process improvement in organizations. - Whether you have a small company, or are part of a large corporation, business processes are the key to growth. They're the backbone of quick expansion. Once a successful restaurant can document all of the daily business processes, they can open up a second location by essentially copying and pasting those processes into the new location.
If you can create and document an excellent business process, you haven't done one thing well, you will have helped your company do something well, hundreds, if not thousands, of times. - A picture is worth a thousand words, and when it comes to business process modeling, these pictures are worth their weight in gold. Throughout the world, organizations use modeling as a cost effective way to share and demonstrate the concepts and designs, to the larger audiences, to receive feedback on where they are now, and what is to come.
- Process improvement is about taking the core of what you do, measuring it, and then finding ways to do it better. Doing it better could mean doing it more cheaply, or doing it faster, or achieving better quality, or all of these at once. Improving your processes will make your company more profitable, and might be essential for your survival in a competitive world.