Improve your work by stapling yourself to it

Improve your work by stapling yourself to it poster

A powerful way of doing basic process improvement is to map out a process visually and then improve it. In other words, staple yourself (metaphorically, not physically!) to a work item and watch it flow (or not). Improve your work by stapling yourself to it

Sounds simple but it can be hard to achieve in practice.

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The importance of processes, mapping and improving

The importance of processes, mapping and improving poster

A core aspect of your job as a manager should be to understand your processes and improve them. Your success lies partly in having the right processes in place. The importance of processes, mapping and improving cannot be understated – it’s the main part of your job.

When I talk about processes at conferences and events I always get push back from managers who state they value people over process, or they don’t like to standardise, or they have no processes at all.

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