Workflow software brings automation to businesses of all sizes. In particular, it benefits small businesses with limited time and staffing. Some systems are comprehensive while others focus on a specific set of processes, such as finances or marketing. Cloud-based workflow tools enable consistent management across multiple locations.
Many creative entrepreneurs have to compartmentalize the use of their right brain and left brain. When they’re designing, they are using their right brain. In order to manage the business, however, they must be able to harness the organizational skills that come from their left brain.
If you’ve hung around an office for any amount of time, you probably know that a workflow is a collection of events or tasks that must be completed to achieve a particular goal. That may sound vague, but it applies to just about every project within a business organization. Ideally, workflows are somewhat automated within an organization, creating a systematized pattern that increases productivity and efficiency for the business.
Human error, time constraints, missing information and reliance on slow, outdated processes like sending important documents via snail mail can impede workflow and cost you time, money and client loyalty.