Today’s cut-throat business landscape requires so much more than will power and hard work to attain success. While nobody can argue the tremendous role of diligence and toil in realizing one’s entrepreneurial goals, on their own, those attributes are not enough to make a venture thrive.
With so many businesses operating in the same industry and vying for the attention of consumers, how do you get ahead?
Two words: Strategic Planning.
What is Business Process Creation and Why Is It Important?
To accomplish a pre-defined goal, a company or organization has to create a structured set of interrelated tasks, otherwise known as a business process. How effective your business process is, ultimately depends on how you design it to achieve optimum efficiency and productivity.
Business process creation, therefore, is not a one-way street. It is a regular cycle of brainstorming and trying out possible methods and solutions to come up with the best results. Whether it is for management, operational, or support system purposes, the goal of business process creation remains the same: to make the most efficient use of available resources and improve the quality of a product or service to better serve the consumers.
Creating a business process involves a fundamental template that remains the same across different organizations:
1. Define your goal.
2. Define your process architecture
3. Map out the process.
4. Designate the tasks.
5. Test the process.
6. If the results are satisfactory, implement the method. If not, go back to the drawing board.
7. Monitor the results.
8. If the process produces the expected outcome in a large-scale implementation, replicate it for future processes.
Business process creation operates along the mantra “If you always do what you always did, you’ll get what you always got.”
Simply put, you cannot expect a different outcome if you keep on doing things the same way. If the process does not yield results that are more efficient, cost-effective, and customer-friendly, you have to tweak it again and again until the outcome satisfies these requirements.
A business process keeps organizations on the lookout for ways to continuously improve. As it cuts across the entire organization and not just focus on the department involved, it encourages the streamlining of the main pillars of an organization (the people, the technology, and the process) so that they work together towards desired ends.
Defining and Managing Your Business Process
Understanding the concept and significance of business processes are beneficial to growth and success. However, just as important is how you define and manage these processes as they take place in your organization. Even the most thoroughly-planned concepts can fall apart without proper management and integration.
Processes, therefore, should be designed to simplify operations. Start with eliminating unnecessary steps and stages that add little value to the process and proceed with the implementation of a standardized method throughout the organization.
With the help of business analysts, carry out a BPM (business process management) style that seeks to enhance existing processes. More importantly, establish a culture of learning that encourages key players and employees alike to come up with ways to manage complexity and contribute to process refinement.
Becoming a process-driven organization means proactively pursuing and embracing approaches that actively improve efficiencies across the board.
Guest Contribuor: Casey Belle is the Content Marketing Specialist for Techaerus, a company that focuses on teaching and implementing proper use of software/hardware within companies and organizations. When not working, she makes use of her time doing yoga and completing her travel bucket list.