In the past week, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, aka the “Final Five,” have proved to the world that they are a force to be reckoned with, winning gold by a landslide in the team all-around event at the 2016 Rio Olympic games.
Not only did their perseverance and strength help them along the way, but their teamwork and loyalty to each other is what got them the gold they rightfully deserved. This unique group of exceptionally gifted athletes is arguably the best team to ever represent the U.S. as they set an Olympic record of 184.897 points, shattering the previous record set by the U.S. four years prior.
The U.S. women’s gymnastics team works together the same way a proper workflow operates – They mesh seamlessly together while maximizing productivity and efficiency.
Below are four ways workflow and the Final Five are destined for gold:
1. Each part is a unique entity that, together creates a powerful force
Each member of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team brings something unique to the table. For example, Laurie Hernandez is exceptional on the women’s beam and Simone Biles is amazing at (everything) but specifically, women’s vault. Putting these women’s talents together is what helped them accomplish their overall goal of winning gold.
The same goes for workflow, each tool does its job to overcome an obstacle, such as eliminating bottlenecks. With workflow, you see immediate improvements that help business processes aim for complete efficiency.
2. They both boost productivity
The Final Five have a tight bond and they do their best to push each other forward, especially their team captain, Aly Raisman. They constantly cheer and support each other in everything they do. Without their dedication to each other, their gold might not have become a reality.
In the same way, workflow tools mesh together to boost productivity so organizations can work faster and smarter. Workflow also has great communication by drastically increasing transparency for easy communication between channels.
3. They both possess a great deal of power and strength
Winning gold came with a lot of work for the “Final Five.” They endured intense training regimes that helped them become as strong and powerful as they are. Simone Biles, is even reported saying that she trains more than 300 days a year.
The Final Five are so powerful that their routines actually look simple, as if flying through the air is something the average Joe could do, but clearly it’s not. Workflow acts in the same way – It combines power with simplicity. It has an easy-to-use navigation interface so automated routine functions work smoothly to drastically improve the flow of processes.
4. Everybody loves them
It’s impossible not to love the Final Five. They have created a huge fan base around the world due to their determined, well-rounded personalities. They have quickly become role models for their can-do attitudes, even trending #SquadGoals on social media for their impeccable teamwork.
Workflow is also loved for many reasons, but most importantly, because its code-free! With workflow automation, everyone from business users to IT professionals can contribute to process improvement because no custom code is required. Workflow has a robust set of point-and-click configurable rules and actions that dramatically accelerate routine processes.
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