Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Mapping Processes Expedites Discussion, Gives Meaning!

I’ve always been intrigued with processes and how to convey them and improve them.  People make Destination Marketing happen.  It is very labor intensive but teamwork and execution require attention to process.

And mapping a process graphically can be particularly powerful when you’re dealing with a lot of people from different organizations.  I witnessed this in the early ‘90’s during a stint as chairman of the Durham Workforce Development Board.

We adapted a process map at the state level to Durham documenting all of the programs and agencies related to a person’s workforce potential and status from birth to death.How Our Laws Are Made

The graphic gave all members focus and a common understanding, expedited discussion and really helped new members of that board.

Here is my current favorite, an infographic of How Our Laws Are MadeClick either the link or the graphic to enlarge and kudos to the creators noted at the bottom of the graphic.





1 comment:

maura said...

The images help immensely - for me, however, nothing works quite as well as music. Thus, my continued ability to sing verbatim just about every episode of Schoolhouse Rock - including "I'm just a bill, yes, I'm only a bill, and I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill..."

You gave me the earworm with your post - I just had to sing it through...