Benefits of Process Design
Process Design has many benefits, including:
- Understanding WHY we are wanting to do something.
- Deliberately thinking through WHO is involved in the process and what role they play.
- Unpacking WHAT deliverables and desired outcomes we seek from the work being undertaken.
- Clearly articulating HOW we will proceed to achieve these outcomes and outlining who will be doing what.
- Creating a road map for WHEN these deliverables and processes will be achieved.
Process Design is easier than it sounds. By utilizing an inquiry-based method (asking open-ended questions) those involved are able to tap into their natural creativity, enthusiasm, and knowledge to gain perspective and insight.
Why Process Design?
One of the most significant leadership challenges of our day is to manage complexity. When we propose to do something new, or unfamiliar, it is often helpful to make sure we have a solid process to help us get to where we need to go.
Good process design works out the why, the who, the what, the when, and the how of the overall process, making sure each item is accounted for. Good processes make sure emergent issues can be addressed, and that each person involved is clear in their role. This is often best completed by an outside facilitator.
Who's involved in a Process Design?
Executives, Boards of Directors, and other key leaders are involved in a process design facilitated by one of Design Group International's Consultants.
What outcomes and deliverables are expected?
We expect to deliver a solid process that grows out of your organization's needs and unique story that will help you meet the goals you set out to reach with your process.
What kind of timeframe does a Process Design Require?
For smaller groups, the process design can take a day or so of discovery and group process, followed by a reporting/presenting experience.
For larger groups, part of the process design may involve connecting with other stakeholder groups. This may take longer, depending on the level of needed involvement and the logistics of soliciting input from those groups.
How does a Process Design happen?
A process design usually involves all of the key leaders gathering together in a retreat setting - on or off-site - for a day, to a day-and-a-half to do the initial development.
The process then gets written up clarifying each aspect of the process, and is sent back to the key leaders for feedback.
After review, a final process report is generated and implementation begins.