I’m curious to know how many of you genuinely embrace and follow a streamlined process on a daily basis? Say that out loud!
Now, hear this! Everything has a process. It helps you gain a roadmap for daily operations and determines your success metre depending on how well you have followed it. Doesn’t it? Coming from personal experience, you will find that the most successful people in the world today depend on their process oriented nature to get things done!
Let’s dig a little deeper, shall we?
P.R.O.C.E.S.S. is defined as:
- Owner driven
So why do you think this is really important? Let me tell you!
The first part of any successful process is that it gives proven results. Isn’t it?
So, what does it mean? This simply means that it has been employed more than a few times and provided acceptable results, if not outstanding ones, every time.
It proves reliability and predictability. Isn’t that what all of us are looking for?
Repeatability is the core definition of any effective process. If it’s repeatable, then it can be used time and time again by any person trained in its use.
Don’t you find it to be smoother and easier when you can repeat something and put it to autopilot for the same kind of results.?
Ownership is the key factor for success. Don’t you think so?
Processes mandated without consultation and buy-in from those who will use them are a recipe for failure.
I think the two reasons for this are:
- Ask your people for their input and ask them to contribute to making improvements, and most will do their very best to make the process and the company a success.
- No one knows how the system better than those who do it eight hours a day, five days a week. Executives and managers worth their salt will provide guidelines and then have the front-line experts develop the most effective process.
You read that right! Compatibility is important everywhere, not just in your personal life but in every other aspect of your life! In this case, the process must be compatible with all of the departments with which it interfaces. If not, then the transfer of information or products within the company will be inefficient.
If the process cannot be performed without herculean effort, then it may not prove fruitful enough. Go back to the drawing board and redesign the process. It is possible that the design of the product is flawed in such a way that a reliable and executable manufacturing process may not be possible. In this case, both the product and process will require redesign.
If you have designed and executed a product, I am sure you want it to be sustainable too! Don’t you? A process that requires personnel to perform at a high level in stressful environments is not sustainable. Product quality and throughput will suffer, and employee turnover will skyrocket. There are some products that require production in stressful environments; there is no way around this. In these cases, extraordinary efforts will be required to keep the personnel safe and engaged.
Don’t we all want to touch this scale on our metre?
If the goals are not met, then the process must be refined or scrapped. In business, ethically-obtained results are the expectation, and any process that does not provide them, is a detriment to the firm and must not be allowed to continue.
Isn’t process an absolute fast-tracker for success? Reach out to us today for a process set-up or improvisation!