In more than one instance, opposite poles attract each other, from marriages to difficult colleagues at work. One person is usually organized, predictable and manageable, and the other one can turn out to be lazy, moody, or totally unpredictable, but these parings often end up being the best matches. The same is true between the marriage of something standardized and automated like BPM and something as messy as social media. The knot to tie them together is people. Engaging people to collaborate and be a part of the process is the secret to the happy marriage.
Sometimes businesses fail to recognize that one of their most important processes is in the crowd of all its messiness. The only way to get the process right is not asking just one person, but to let the crowd decide what’s right. Twitter and Facebook are just one part of it because to harness employees, the most efficient businesses listen to what they are saying. This does not just impact the operational processes, but also the management processes. [Read more...]