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WHAT FLOWS IN WORKFLOW? (Part 1)


Every business and industry has a workflow, workflow happens throughout the workspace. Workflow is a series of chores that operates on a set of data. Any data that flows between humans/systems creates a workflow. The process of work from start to end is described as Workflow. Basically, if the data is moving you have a workflow, if data isn’t moving then you don’t have a workflow. If you are managing a list of tasks that are not linked then it isn’t a workflow (for example: making your bed, dry cleaning, brushing your hair, etc.). For it to be a workflow it needs to be linked (for example: Picking up the grocery, chopping the veggies, making dinner).

Workflow is a structure to produce the desired result. In simple words, a workflow can be complex series or sequential advancement of steps for events that must occur in parallel. Every time a workflow runs it gives you the same results. To have optimized results the simple process is to place a workflow. To measure and predict the outcome workflow is very important.

There are structured and unstructured workflows that take place every time a task occurs. There are basically 3 types of Workflows that are used in a business:

  1. Process Workflow

  2. Case Workflow

  3. Project Workflow

To complete a process in a given particular manner by creating and optimizing the paths for data is workflow management. Mapping out the workflow, automating the process, finding redundant tasks, identifying areas for improvement are all included in workflow management. To arrange, control, track and coordinate the business process a Workflow Management System Software is used.


Want to know about these in detail, stay tuned for next week's blog. Will explain it all in more detail.