What is a workflow?
To put it simply, a workflow consists of the step by step process of how you do your work from start to finish. It’s composed of all the activities that happen in a sequence – all the things that you need to do in order to complete bigger tasks.
Implementing good quality workflows can certainly work wonders in any organisation especially when it comes to project management. It allows employers and managers to create clearly-established structures leaving them more time to focus on work that creates value. Employees can use this to gain a better understanding of their roles and how they relate to different departments and make team members more accountable for their work. It’s certainly is a modern solution for the workplace.
Workflows can also be implemented in real life and they don’t have to be complicated. You can create some basic workflows to help in process improvements and elimination of inefficiencies in your daily routine, therefore, increasing your output and productivity. Aside from that, it also leads to better communication as well as a quick and easy resolution to bottlenecks.
Visualising your workflow is a very important step. You can start by creating a diagram that can be used as a graphic representation of the steps needed in order for you to reach the goals you want to achieve. If you want to take your workflow diagrams to the next level, there are also many workflow management tools out there that you can use for free:
- Create workflow diagrams/flowcharts
- Simple or complex diagrams/flowcharts can be designed using draw.io, canva.com, smartdraw.com or diagrameditor.com
- Use digital workflow management solutions
- Work smarter not harder using cloud software such as zoho.com, trello.com, monday.com or cflowapps.com
This is a part of our Effective Ways to Work Smarter series, we will share more about the topics below in our blog:
Sharpen Your Time Management Skills
Establish Workflows To Streamline Processes
Delegate Work Effectively
Learn How To Manage Stress – Stress Poll Results
Do Regular Daily Reflections
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