Whether in finance, construction, oil and gas, publishing, scientific labs, or nearly any other type of organization, most tasks are part of a sequence of tasks involving multiple people; how well those people work together on individual tasks can determine whether an organization meets its objectives - or not. When tasks are scattered across emails, meetings notes, and whiteboards, most organizations suffer from:
• Missed deadlines and cost-overruns
• Confusion about priorities
• Poor alignment between goals and their associated tasks
• Unmanaged processes with poor visibility and accountability
This white paper explores how organizations can harness work and solve common collaboration problems by automating repeatable business processes into workflows that automatically generate next-step tasks. It provides sample workflows for varied work areas, and explains how to design a workflow and choose the right software tools for a given work environment.