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Process Modeling fosters collaborative teams

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An issue that should concern every manager is how to keep a team aligned, focused, motivated and committed to their goals. If you think a good leader will do it, think again. No individual superstars can achieve this goal; it’s a job for collaborative teams. Margaret Heffernan explains why in her video “Why it’s time to forget the pecking order at work“.

Hundreds of techniques have been investigated to ensure collaborative teams. But most of these initiatives suffer from the same problem: it is very difficult to sustain them over time. They work at first, the team is motivated and strong, but after a while the motivation, commitment and performance decline. The efficiency of collaborative teams doesn’t depend on a single individual. Such teams are valuable because their members know who to turn for help.

Collaboration exists when:

Modeling a business process is a great task to foster collaborative teams, as all contributions are essential and they share a common goal.


Sharing a common goal

When a team models a process, they inevitably share, discuss and agree on the main drivers:


Knowing the individual contribution

When defining the stages of a process, each one will be associated with participants (called assignees). In particular, it’s good to discuss:

In Flokzu these decisions should be made when identifying the assignees of each User Task.

Collaborative Teams define User Tasks


Collaborative improvements

All opinions should be encouraged and respected. You can use several techniques to find creative process improvements (Recommended reading: “inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity” de Tina Seelig). It’s important to consider:

For example, when defining the form template in Flokzu, it’s advisable to consult those who perform the task. They can help you identify useful information that is not being registered or suggest removing fields that don’t add value.

Collaborative teams defining Form template


Better processes foster collaborative teams

For business processes to be sustainable, it is necessary to set up meetings to evaluate and redesign them. This in turn generates the habit of collaboration, because organization members spend time together and help each other. In sum, better processes ensure better teams.

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