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3 signs it's time for a workflow assessment [Video]

Kam Roshan

Posted by Kam Roshan
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

A company's workflow plays a pivotal role in its success. So, it's important to periodically check in to identify any opportunities to improve processes and reduce inefficiencies. 

These three major signs indicate it's time for a workflow assessment.

1. Redundancies and Complaints

The first sign is redundant staff complaints. If multiple employees seem to run into issues at similar points, it's usually indicative of a deep organizational workflow issue. Additionally, watch out for different employees or departments wasting time on duplicated efforts, overlapping tasks or processes that take longer than necessary due to information or productivity silos.

Related: Business Process Automation Helps SMBs Streamline Their Workflow

if your office, desk, or workspace seems chaotic, disorganized, or messy, it may be time to streamline your workflows2. Not-So-Organized Chaos

Another sign is a chaotic or messy work environment. Physical office space can reflect the health of the company's internal state.

If the office is littered with stacks of papers and no clear document management strategy, what does that disorganization tell you? 

Related: 10 Messy Desk Mistakes That Threaten Data Security

3. When was the last time you analyzed and optimized your organization's processes and workflows?

Finally, you know it's time for a workflow assessment if you haven't in a while — or ever.

You may not be able to pinpoint exactly what improvements need to be made — or how to implement them. But that's where we come in!

Contact Meridian today for more information, and thanks for watching!

Ready to get started? A thorough assessment of your technology environment and business processes can improve system reliability, streamline business processes, and improve focus on core competencies. Click here to request an assessment.


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