Specifically, a process is a procedure for an activity or a series of continuous and regular events or behaviors.The process has six elements, namely: resource, process, structure, result, object and value.
A process will connect these basic elements in series, such as the input of resources in the process, the activities in the process, the structure of the activity, who will execute it, the output results, and the value created by the process.
2. What is a flowchart?
Flow Chart, as the name suggests, is a diagram of specific steps used to intuitively describe a work process. It uses graphics to represent the flow of ideas and is an excellent method. It is widely used in some technical design, work procedures, and business briefings, and can also be called an input-output diagram. It usually uses some frames to represent various types of operations, write each step in the box, and then connect them with a line with arrows to indicate the order of execution, and graphically represent the execution steps, which is very intuitive.
2. Why draw a flowchart
So, what is the role of the process? Why should we draw a flowchart?
First of all, as a tool, the flowchart helps us to show a complex process simply and intuitively, which greatly improves our efficiency. Secondly, after we draw a flow chart, it is convenient for us to compare and contrast the actual operation steps with our imagined process, which is more convenient for us to seek opportunities for improvement. Finally, the flow chart can also help us to show the complicated, problematic, repetitive parts, redundant links, and places that can be simplified and standardized in the work process, which helps us simplify the complex process.
Generally, for people who want to create a process, a flowchart is useful no matter what kind of process is created. The main advantages of drawing a flowchart are as follows:
· A concise flow chart can help you sort out the sequence of the activity process, make planning and thinking clearer, and the logic smoother, which helps to realize the logic of the process and effectively solve practical problems.
· The flow chart can also help us to check and fill in the gaps, avoid the omissions in the activity process and logic, and ensure the integrity of the activity process. By sorting out and pondering the steps and key nodes in the process, omissions can be quickly found, so that timely corrections can be made to ensure the smooth implementation of subsequent plans.
· Flow charts are also a great weapon for workplace communication, which can improve the efficiency of communication with our boss and colleagues, and can save a lot of time for wrangling. When the execution steps of a thing are more complicated and there are many judgment conditions, it is difficult to express clearly in words. A flow chart can effectively solve the communication problem.