Process – a series of actions or steps taken to achieve a particular end. The clearer the process, the more efficient the operation. Thriving businesses depend on successful processes.
The earliest known definition of a business process comes from Scottish economist Adam Smith who described a process in place involving 18 separate steps to make one pin. Smith found that by creating a process and assigning steps to individual specialists, productivity increased by 24,000%! www.process.st/what -is-a-process/
In 1907 Henry Ford’s idea for a new process cut the manufacturing time for a Model T from 12.5 hours to a mere 2.5 hours.
These are examples of why processes are so fascinating.
Do you remember the song Rawhide by Frankie Laine? The song is a series of processes for wranglers.
Keep rollin’, rollin’, rollin’
Though the streams are swollen
Keep them dogies rollin’, rawhide
Through rain and wind and weather
Hell bent for leather
Wishin’ my gal was by my side…
Move ’em on, head ’em up
Head ’em up, move ’em on
Move ’em on, head ’em up, rawhide
Cut ’em out, ride ’em in
Ride ’em in, cut ’em out
Cut ’em out, ride ’em in, rawhide …
Keep movin’, movin’, movin’
Though they’re disapprovin’
Keep them dogies movin’, rawhide
Don’t try to understand ’em
Just rope ’em, throw, and brand ’em…
Processes systemize your business, increase productivity and keep everyone moving in the same direction. In this cowboy song, they included a little extra – the reward at the end of the job:
All the things I’m missin’
Good vittles, love and kissin’
Are waiting at the end of my ride …
The road is easier together,