January 12th 2016

Spending more time with family? Make your New Year's Resolutions count

Finally quitting smoking, eating more healthily, doing more exercise… Almost everyone has considered making a New Year’s resolution at some stage or another. Above all, many people wish that they could finally have some more time to spend with friends and family. Unfortunately this wish, as well as all the others, have one thing in common: we tend to cast them aside almost as quickly as we do our festive Christmas trees.

Reducing your work load, here’s how you do it

Our working days are so jam-packed, that our wish – to finally find some time for the more important things in life – is often set aside. Even with structured work routines it’s often hard to complete what we’ve set out to do, as our daily tasks go through many hands and often rely on various influencing factors. We wait for approvals, are dependent on couriers and partners, or on the results of ciritical business decisions; all of which influence the continuation of a business process.

So, if it has little to do with our own working methods, is there anything we can actually do to make progress more efficiently and to complete our daily schedule? It’s important to question where the problems in the working progress lie. In most cases, it’s due to unclear responsibilites and tasks, non-standarized working methods of employees or tedious coordinating

Recognizing negative influences on your own work

When we look not only at our own tasks, but at the entire process from end to end, we can recognize weak spots. Documenting, analyzing and standardizing business processes is one of the most important tasks for the management and has a positive effect on the work schedule of all employees. Tasks can be completed faster when everyone knows exactly what they must do and when. Working together with a courier becomes easier when they are included in the process, and when intersections are standardized. Critical operative decisions will have no negative consequences when risks are eliminated from the very beginning through acting consistently. Requirements set out by Quality Assurance can only be met when everyone in the company is aware of, and understands the necessary processes.

Company processes and decisions  – a danger for daily workflows?

How much discount can I offer a customer? Should I grant this request? Can I actually approve this loan? If the wrong decision is made, this can have negative consequences for many of those involved. Lots of work time must be sacrificed to fix unwanted consequences. If you too experience problems and delays in your company, you can actively work against this with the installation of  Signavio . With the Signavio solution, you can manage business processes and the decisions that continuously arise within these on one platform. In this way, you can reduce decision risks, decide on Compliance conformity and reach your goals more quickly.

From Planning to Well Functioning Business Processes

A process must be lived – its implementation is therefore equally important. Effektif enables automation of personalized processes, even for specialists without IT knowledge. Seperate task lists, email notifications and approval workflows ensure that work chains are dealt with quickly and without delay.

This time, Signavio makes it easy for you to stick to your good intentions – your loved ones will be happy! If instead you’d like to ask us how you’ll finally give up smoking – why not give it a go for the first time with the help of our free test versions which are the ideal distraction for both mind and hands – you can start straight away by modeling your alternative exercise program.

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Wishing you lots of fun with the programs, your Signavio team!