What is a Workflow? A Simple Guide to Getting Started

what is a workflow

If you look at the Wikipedia definition of a workflow, you’re probably going to get confused as I did:

“A workflow consists of an orchestrated and repeatable pattern of business activity enabled by the systematic organization of resources into processes that transform materials, provide services, or process information It can be depicted as a sequence of operations, declared as work of a person or group, an organization of staff, or one or more simple or complex mechanisms.”

Let’s put this simply…

Workflows are the way people get work done, and can be illustrated as series of steps that need to be completed sequentially in a diagram or checklist.

Think of it literally as work flowing from one stage to the next, whether that’s through a colleague, tool, or another process. You can execute a full workflow alone (like writing, editing and publishing a blog post), or it can involve multiple people (like invoicing a client).

In this Process Street article, we’ll be looking at:

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Pages: Your Secret Weapon for Totally Free Knowledge Management


Pages, a new product by Process Street, lets you capture, organize and share your team’s operational knowledge.

It’s also free, forever, for your entire team.

Pages is part of Process Street’s development as the modern process management platform for teams.

Thousands of teams from Salesforce to Yext use our interactive workflows to power their processes. In doing so, these teams are evolving their process maturity.

And process maturity, as well as how to think about & use our new Pages product, is exactly what we’ll be covering in this article.

Here’s an overview:

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Introducing Pages: Your Free-For-Everyone Home for Team Knowledge

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Way back in 2013, in a converted horse stable in Buenos Aires, the first version of Process Street was just starting to come together.

From day one, we were inspired by the concept of a repeatable checklist. We still love checklists. And we’re still guided by that initial concept. But we’ve come a long way.

Over the years, we’ve evolved checklists into Workflows and grown our Workflows product in new and exciting ways. Workflows continues to be a cornerstone of the Process Street platform with even more exciting developments in the works.

Now, we’re excited to announce Pages: a new, companion product to Workflows. It’s the latest step in evolving Process Street from a repeatable checklists tool to a complete, modern process management platform.

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