Management of many organisations today is unthinkable without process maps.
Financial institutions, engineering enterprises, universities, county councils, software developers ….. all consist of divisions and departments that must be trusted to function with some autonomy and yet feed back into the budgets and objectives of the enterprise as a whole. Somehow there must be an overview in order to eliminate duplicated or misdirected effort and expenditure, and enable funds and resources to be monitored and re-directed to where they’re needed. A map of these processes isn’t an optional resource, it’s a pre-requisite.
But users of process maps are not limited to large organisations; they can be an individual. Imagine any solo software developer with no overview as to how his or her code modules fit together to make the application function. All parts of a project profit from intelligence on how the other members and modules actually operate. Directors think they know this, but their employees think they don’t. In some cases the reverse can be true and relationships can suffer.
You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure
Process diagrams aren’t just pictures, they reveal specifically where precious resources – money, time, materials, manpower – are going and what you can do about it. Attempting change in an organisation or project without understanding the current processes, risks failed implementations and wasted investment.
Diagrams are not simply there for management; having operational structures understood by all workers and stakeholders enables them to contribute more effectively. And they can be used for new employee inductions, as well as presentations to clients, investors, auditors and regulators to demonstrate that you have effective control.
How We Can Help You
We not only deliver expertise, but provide neutrality and confidentiality so that stakeholders contribute frankly. The outcome of mapping isn’t just the diagram. Talking to everyone in the company collects countless insights and cultivates focus and engagement in every contributor.
Our standardised maps are easily understood by all and, managed correctly, remain accurate and consistent over time. This is important when you embark on productivity improvements and need to monitor progress.
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