Whether the number of possible business processes is finite or infinite is debatable. Needless to say, there are a lot.
You can start with a broad, complex discipline like operations, mapping out the general, high-level process, and go on to create a vast amount of sub-processes that fall under the same area.
How granular you go is really up to you, and depends on what is most suitable for the way you conduct business.
There are, however, a number of processes that are absolutely essential to efficiently running any kind of business, regardless of size, industry, or location.
Processes that, without clear documentation and management, will cause bottlenecks that stifle growth or at worst, force an organization to close its doors.
In this post, we’re going to be looking at what we, here at Process Street, have identified as the top 10 business processes that you should care about and focus on continuously optimizing.
These are the big dogs. The greatest hits.
Each process will be paired with at least one fully customizable template that will help you get started or evaluate and refine your current processes depending on what stage you are at in mapping out and implementing your own.
My hope is that you will not only extract valuable insight from this article, but also find ways to apply the templates that have been provided in a way that is practical and useful for your team or organization as a whole.
Let’s get into it.
Oh, and bear in mind, these are in no particular order.