Business Process Improvement: Why & How

Your employees participate in business processes countless times a day. Every time they connect with a new client, formulate a new product, work on a business deal or handle a customer complaint, there is a certain set of steps that must be followed.

 While some of steps may be common among companies, many are specific to your business. and Steps that have been developed so that your employees follow your systems and processes, thereby trying bringing reliability and repeatability to your business.

Each set of steps that your employees are trained to follow is a business process. Since a process is created to increase efficiency and speed, it is important to regularly review your processes. It's important to adapt your processes to new contexts and situations, seeking to optimize performance.

Why is it important to improve business process management?

The professionals at Polydojo seek to help their clients improve business process management on a daily basis. Here is why…

5 Ways To Manage The Day-To-Day Of Big Teams

Working with a large team can produce extraordinary results, but only if you ensure that members work together effectively. It's easy to lose track of all the work being carried out, and to find people moving in different directions, wasting time on the wrong tasks.

Clarify & Focus Are Key:

Any good manager will tell you that the primary key to effectively managing large teams is clarity in focus. It's important for each and every team member to to know the company's primary focus.

For example, if your company is currently focusing on acquiring new customers to boost top-line growth, it's important for all team members to know about this. That way, Tim from operations will know to focus more on increasing process capacity, rather than on sourcing cheaper raw materials.

However, despite clarify and focus, in the day-to-day of working in a large team, you are likely to encounter numerous issues including interruptions, pitfalls, sync-loss and more.

Issues In Wor…

Top 5 Tips For Onboarding New Employees

Bringing new employees into a business is an exciting time for both the company and the individual. Done right, it can be the start of a successful relationship for both parties, an opportunity to build and strengthen teams and to define the company culture.

Weather you're the employer or the employee, first impressions are important. And for every employee, the first few days and weeks are crucial. A good experience means better retention prospects, which are good for you and your business. To help you make a success of employee onboarding we’ve put together our top five tips. 1. Make them feel welcome Welcome new hires with open arms, and make sure your team does the same. Transparency across their reporting structure is important from the outset, as is encouraging an open relationship with HR. Having an open door policy is an easy way to create that environment, particularly if your layout includes private offices for managers and/or the company board. As well as encouraging o…

3 Simple Benefits of Workflow Management Software

A workflow management solution is anything that helps a business achieve the goal that all businesses want to achieve: improved efficiency. Whatever the nature of your business, workflow management software can help you to close the gaps in the way you operate.

Here are some of the benefits you can expect to experience from workflow management software.
1. Manual Labor Is Reduced Repetitive tasks can quickly destroy employee morale, and one can never truly rule out the cost of mistakes that come about as a result of human error. Human error is bound to be increased when the same task needs to be completed over and over again.

Workflow management software, however, minimizes the need for manual labor to be completed by people, which frees them up to devote their time and attention to more creative and rewarding pursuits. All of this serves to improve employee and company morale as a whole, and the reliability of automation means that human error is largely removed from the …

Blogging Platform For Tech Teams: Blogger vs Wordpress vs Medium vs Squarespace vs rest

In 2018, it's important for every business to have a blog. This is especially true for online tech businesses such as eCommerce, SaaS, eLearning etc. The more you blog, the more visitors you'll get. And in the online world, more visitors usually translates to more revenue.

At Polydojo, our a tiny team of developers is taking on the slightly ambitious challenge of helping organizations set up workflows for reliably executing recurring business processes. While we've always meant to pay more attention to our blog, it hasn't quite worked out that way.

Don't Re-Invent The Wheel

So far, we were using a home-grown solution for publishing blog posts. As the blogging software wasn't our primary solution, we couldn't devote enough time to sprucing up the frontend CSS. The whole thing looked like something from the 1990s. We always meant to improve it, but get to it.

As engineers, we often tend to have the 'I can build anything' attitude. This isn't neces…

Six Ways To Generate More Leads On Your Contact Form

It's great that your website has a "Contact Us" Page. But are enough of your visitors contacting you? In this article, we'll explore a few ideas for generating more leads with your contact page. 1. Ask Prominently Make it a point to prominently highlight the primary goal of your website. E-commerce sites usually highlight "Shop Now" and software services ask you to "Sign Up" or "Start Free Trial". If your website's primary goal is to get visitors to contact you, use a bold, highlighted, attention-grabbing "Contact Us" or "Get In Touch" button, on each and every page of your website. 2. Ask More Than Once Many visitors, after visiting your homepage and noticing your prominent "Contact Us" button, will scroll down to see the rest of your site. As the reach toward the bottom, remind them to contact you! I recommend giving your visitors at least three opportunities to contact you. Right at the top of your sit…

WebDev: Bye RequestBin, Hello Alternatives!

RequestBin was a great tool for testing webhooks. At Polydojo, the tool helped us roll our form-to-webhook integration; and sometimes, we even used RequestBin while doing demos for fellow devs. Last week, the good folks at Runscope took down RequestBin. The website now redirects to the project's GitHub repository, which ominously reads:
We have discontinued the publicly hosted version of RequestBin due to ongoing abuse that made it very difficult to keep the site up reliably. Please see instructions below for setting up your own self-hosted instance. One could still self-host RequestBin; and that is pretty sweet. But when you're tasked with setting up webhooks, do you really also want to be in-charge of provisioning the webhook-testing infrastructure? Alternatives It was time to look for alternatives; and to our surprise, there were quite a few. We evaluated most of them; and thought that it may be worthwhile to share our reviews Webhook Inbox is created by the folks at Fanout.i…