What is a Blueprint
A blueprint is a guide for making something. It’s a design or pattern that can be followed.
The benefits of blueprinting
By approaching the business challenge of a workplace change in a manner that is agnostic to technology and methodical, blueprinting assists organizations in several ways.
1. Agility improvement
To remain competitive in today’s environment, companies must be able to quickly react to changes; whether regulatory, competitive, or technology-driven. Agility is the key to remaining competitive regardless of the cause of change. A blueprint helps you to meet these demands not dependent on a technology vendor. As the processes develop, management can see areas of improvement, target change, and evolve to meet the environmental shift.
2. Increased efficiency and enable continuous improvement
Blueprint lets you target specific areas of change in your processes and enables continuous improvement throughout the organization. Perhaps a small process change or training initiative can save considerable technology investment. Continuous improvement is key to leveraging your initial spending on both technology and human capital.
3. Enhanced compliance
Having a blueprint positions an organization to create an environment that is compliant and secure. Non-compliance with rules and regulations impacting business productivity is costly. It also shelters the organization from internal issues as time theft and scheduling issues where employee safety is concerned.
4. Increases level of visibility
Having a blueprint distances an implementation from a systems break. By targeting the process, you can create vernacular distribution across multiple levels of management and decision-making.
5. Management change and transfer of knowledge
Companies often operate under the assumption that employees know and, or will develop their understanding of the process. This assumption is mistaken. A blueprint provides a well-described workflow as it stands and how it will facilitate an organization to disseminate the information efficiently amongst their workforce.
A blueprint gives management the ability to know not just how an organization is managing its workforce, but also how each process is functioning.
Tips on How to Develop a Transformational Blueprint for Self-development
1. Start Now
Do something about your personal development blueprint today. It’s going to take some time to achieve lasting change so you need to start now. You can build on what you do today, tomorrow and avoid procrastination.
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”Abraham Lincoln
2. Learn from Others Mistake
You can learn from other people’s mistakes as well as gain from their success. Your own experience is a harsh teacher so learn from the mistakes of others. Identifying with a mentor or coach can make your task much easier. While learning, you can as well read many books as you can.
3. Embrace Change
The world is changing all the time. Even if you do nothing you can change as the world turns. There is no escape from this; if people and ideas did not change, we would still be living in caves.
Your self-development blueprint needs to include how you are going to change, what action will you take? Only actions lead to results.
4. Be Accountable
You are responsible for your mistakes as well as your progress. You are responsible for what and where you are today. It is your responsibility to initiate the steps involved in your self-development blueprint. If you don’t bother, no one else will.
5. Recognize Your Worth
Be grateful and focus on what you already have. Think about how others benefit from what you do. If you improve yourself, those benefits will increase. Your self-development is for others, as well as for you.
6. Keep Going and never Give Up
Life works in cycles and moves to a rhythm. You will have ups and downs. When you hit a slow point or things don’t seem to be moving, don’t give up, keep going. There is no such thing as continual rapid advancement and that means your self-development blueprint needs to be achievable and balanced. Find your rhythm and go with the flow. There’s no such thing as finished self-development. You can go on learning, changing, and renewing for all of your life.
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