If you are struggling to hire employees to keep up with demand or to grow your business, there is another alternative. By streamlining the way work gets done in your organization, you can do much more work with the people you already have. FOCUS has the tools, ability and track record to deliver these results.
Work flow is a documented system depicting how work gets done in an organization. Work processes are flowcharts and supporting documentation that clearly describes who does what work when, in a step-by-step format. This is a departure from a traditional organizational design and incorporates Six Sigma and Lean concepts to generate significantly more value. Work processes capture the current best practices known to the organization, hence knowledge is not lost when experienced employees leave the organization. Another benefit is that new employees can be trained more efficiently and produce results much quicker.
Eliminating low value work and applying well designed, integrated work processes in a culture that allows people to contribute to the maximum of their abilities, can result in efficiency gains of 25-50%. Therefore organizations can do proportionately more work with their existing workforce.
The challenge is to design and implement world-class work flow that most effectively utilizes labor, equipment and material.
Work flow design includes:
- Identifying and designing efficient work processes
- Developing roles and identifying required knowledge and skills for each role
- Identifying enabling information technology tools
- Designing a culture to support work flow and sustain gains
- Identifying metrics to gauge performance
Organizations are achieving tremendous results with work processes by channeling the energy of their people into getting the right work done, at the right time, with very few errors, minimizing rework and reducing cost. While there is some initial investment, it is quickly recovered and the gain is sustained adding compounding value year after year.
With FOCUS, we start with a conversation to understand the current practices for doing work in an organization and assess how these practices align to demonstrated global standards. Through further conversation we collaboratively design a custom made solution that meets the clients needs and delivers results consistent with the approach taken.
We do not offer solutions the client does not need nor want, as this will not produce a successful result for either the client or ourselves.