It doesn’t take much to sink a ship — even a large one — a slow, inexorable leak will do the job as well as any cannon ball. That’s why it’s important to address all potential business problems, regardless of size.
Most business owners worry about the big, obvious threats: New competitors, new products, or new market conditions. But in today’s highly competitive business environment, even seemingly insignificant issues can significantly hurt company profits.
Bailing isn’t a long-term solution to the problem.
When companies expand quickly or merge with other companies, convoluted business processes are the unavoidable result — hasty consolidation and ‘ad hoc’ integration of departments, apps, and systems inevitably creates a patchwork of processes. Not surprisingly, processes like expense reporting, performance reviews, staff training, records keeping, and others aren’t as efficient or effective as they could be.
Yet, as long as the company is making money, a little inefficiency is a little problem…at first. Over time, the impact of bad business processes is compounded — inefficient or duplicative processes frustrate employees, waste their time, damage employee morale, and introduce potentially costly errors — and they soon become big problems.
How to plug your hidden productivity leaks.
When competition increases, business processes can be the difference between thriving or barely surviving. According to the analyst firm, Gartner, problems with business process management “will topple” ten Global 2000 companies. To correct (or prevent) inefficient processes, they advocate building “organizational competencies for business process excellence, and invest in the skills and roles, and tools and techniques that are needed to analyze and improve processes.” And we couldn’t agree more.
Batten down your business processes.
To quickly identify and help correct these productivity-draining processes, try tibbr. Through better communication, opinion-gathering, business app integration and system analytics, it’s well-suited to creating “organizational competencies for business process excellence.” In fact, tibbr clients are already succeeding with it. In Forrester Consulting’s recent Total Economic Impact™ study of the platform, they found that tibbr clients doubled the number of business processes they improved (over 3 years).
tibbr makes business processes smooth sailing.
tibbr’s seamless communication, task management, and system aggregation brings colleagues, business applications, documents, and decision-makers together all in one place. That combination allowed users to save five minutes every hour, or an extra forty minutes per employee, per day; all of which adds up to over 180 more hours of productivity a year!