Processes are inevitably necessary to run a successful business.
Of course, the bigger the organisation, the more relevant this statement becomes. Except that sometimes the processes get so complicated, people lose track of what their objectives truly are, and the whole concept of what they are trying to achieve is lost.
Processes are not bad things, they are invariably good. Without them there would be no method, practical activity and a sense of purpose. The journey from the beginning to the end would be haphazard and directionless, without focus and even missing vital opportunities to work more efficiently with what you’ve got.
Floundering aimlessly along may be enjoyable in the short term, but may end up being costly, as nothing substantial is achieved. This waste of time and resources may suit some people, but at the end of the day if there are no proper returns, what is the point? Processes can provide a suitable pathway in which to follow towards a profitable outcome, both financially and morally.
Even the best laid out processes may have flaws, when the energy and method are allowed to leak out, but if the foundations are solid and fool-proof, a firm guiding hand will soon sort out the mess. Structure and well-tested methodology will provide the framework that holds the processes together, and the cogs and wheels will continue to turn towards their ultimate goal.