We often take for granted the small things that make our company successful. However, by thorough process mapping, we take this element out of everyday tasks and allow for a more streamlined approach to business operation.
The main idea behind process mapping is to help companies become more effective. The map shows what a business does, who does it, and how the success is determined. This is the first step to take when trying to figure out whether or not it is time to make improvements in the current process. Further, this map helps verify alignment of processes with corporate values and capabilities. Importantly, it provides a visual on how each process relates to one another within the organization.
Providing a complete mapping of all processes helps your organization run more efficiently, increases productivity and keeps your staff and management involved in better quality control processes. It is important to realize how useful this map is in determining individual professional development needs.