The definition of workflow:
“The sequence of industrial, administrative, or other processes through which a piece of work passes from initiation to completion.”
There are multiple reasons to consider using workflow in an organization, as it can automate and improve processes in all areas of a business. One of the most notable examples of workflow is the assembly line which helped to shape the standard of workflow, not only for car manufacturing but for all industries.
Henry Ford set the standard for this workflow, and the production of the Model T is legendary. Toyota adopted Ford’s assembly line in the 1950s to develop their own lean production system. Over the following years, the benefits of their system resulted in:
Just a couple of examples of how workflow enhances business.
So here are 10 ways workflow can benefit any business:
In summary, workflow provides major benefits for any organization. The ten described here are just some of the many benefits of workflow. It makes an organization become more efficient by helping to save time, remove waste, cut out unnecessary work, better use of human resources, which overall saves money and will help an organization to grow and improve.
Adapted from Nathan Gilligan – All Things Workflow.
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