The Power of Process Mapping
Improve decision-making, expand on processes and explore new opportunities.
Benefits of Process Mapping
When businesses turn their focus to process improvement and start to build new processes, they often have a specific project in mind, however, once the initial project is complete, processes stay at a state of continuous improvement.
Processes are then monitored over a period of time, whilst team members look for any improvements and update them as things develop and change.
The benefits of process mapping are often overlooked and they can easily go above and beyond specific project outcomes.
So, what do these benefits include?
• Simple and Clear Understanding - When things change in a company, the way a company completes business also changes. Mapping processes helps to keep everyone on board and in the same place. Process mapping helps team members arrive at a common understanding about how things should come together. When there is a common understanding between team members, this helps the company track progress, reduce inefficiencies and remove any confusion. Team members better understand their roles and responsibilities and this as a result can build trust and enthusiasm for business.
• Quick Improvements - Ensuring your company is reviewing processes on a regular basis gives the team opportunities to discuss what is working and what is not, and if anything has been updated that has negatively affected the process. It also makes sure you are not missing mistakes when they creep up and you are instead finding the mistakes as soon as they happen.
• Improve Decision-Making - Process mapping helps with making important decisions in the company as you are constantly keeping up to date with all of your processes and projects. Process mapping allows you to explore future scenarios and find out what big business changes could potentially crop up soon. You can explore and map each different future scenario, to help you decide which option is better suited for the team and your clients.