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How Modeling and Scenario Building Can Help You Achieve Your Goals


Many of us make New Year’s resolutions and set ourselves goals, both personally and professionally. Wouldn’t it be great if you knew if you were going to accomplish them, and the best way to do it? We look at how getting a visual on your organization through modeling and scenario building can help.

What does writing a novel have in common with running a business process?

It’s the start of a new year, and full of enthusiasm you set a resolution to finally write that book that has been developing in your mind for the longest time. But you have two struggles to contend with.

Firstly you have to start getting the details out of the safety and warmth of your own head onto paper. Secondly, with your day job and other obligations, you know realistically you have just seven hours a week to dedicate to your book.

You lay out post-it notes with chapter headings, characters, and scenes to help you visualize the story. You add more detail as you go and move things around as you formulate ideas and make changes.

You set aside an hour each evening to write, try that for a week before finding it’s not your most productive time of day. You try mornings, which seems to improve productivity. And then you test out variations until you get to the most effective timings.

Achieving your business goals has similarities, albeit on a bigger scale.

Organizations struggle to gain/maintain visibility of how the business operates which makes it harder to plan and implement successful change. Modeling (or remodeling) a business process can also involve a lot of trial and error, testing new approaches to see what works. This can be time-consuming, risky – and possibly costly – if you ultimately make the wrong change. If you could see in advance what was likely to happen, you’d behave differently.

Three ways BusinessOptix helps you achieve your organization’s goals

Process modeling in a collaborative, data-driven platform like BusinessOptix can empower your organization to achieve its goals in the most effective and productive way possible.

This is where the power of visualization comes in. Visualization is the process of creating an image of something that doesn't yet exist. It's a powerful tool that can help us to better understand our goals and the steps we need to take to achieve them.

1. Easily identify risks and potential problems

Models give stakeholders a clear and visual representation of the business. They show the underlying processes and the impacts of change.

BusinessOptix enables you to model processes from end to end. You can link them with referential or master data and visualize them as a target operating model. This means you can identify any potential problems, issues or risks much more easily.

2. Be confident of gaining the desired results

By building scenarios and simulating proposed changes, you can see how they will play out and make necessary adjustments before implementing them. You can collaborate with colleagues, easily communicating and explaining any changes.

This builds confidence in those stakeholders who are responsible for leading, approving and implementing change. It allows for more risk-free experimentation.

3. Build a more efficient and effective team

Modeling and scenario building also help simplify employee training and onboarding. You can use BusinessOptix to produce and share supporting documentation, like work instructions, on your remodeled processes.

So, it then becomes easier for new team members to engage with and follow processes efficiently and effectively. And existing staff can understand and adopt the changes quickly and easily.

Visualize and de-risk your goals using BusinessOptix

Don’t underestimate the power of visualization when it comes to achieving your goals. You can increase your chances of turning goals into actions into reality, using BusinessOptix modeling and simulation capabilities.

Although we can’t promise it will write that bestselling book for you!

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