If your processes are designed and run properly, you likely shouldn’t have any delays.
But what if the great processes that you’ve constructed to the nines are still delivering delayed outputs? Did you miss something? Is the process simply not good enough?
If your processes are good, there could be another reason for delays. The answer: Bottlenecks.
Think of your processes as a sunny day at the beach. You’ve come prepared with sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, snacks, an umbrella, and tons of water. But in the middle of your beach day, you run out of the water screaming with a jellyfish attached to your leg.
The jellyfish is the bottleneck, and trust me, it stings just as bad for your business when one of those babies wraps itself around your company processes.
The only difference is you can’t plan for the jellyfish. You can plan for bottlenecks with an effective process management strategy.
- What is a bottleneck?
- Signs you have a bottleneck
- Types of bottlenecks
- How to identify bottlenecks in a process
- How software tools can help with bottleneck management
- Bottleneck management: Prevention is better than cure