Many work processes are developed on an impromptu basis and become the standard practice for getting work done. Repetition of the process increases its validity as the “way we do it”. In many cases there is wisdom by those doing the work on how to improve the work flow. How would you know this? Ask!
To consider or make change:
Define a single work process.
Break the process down into as many steps as possible, the more intricate the better.
Request input from anyone in the work flow chain.
Pay attention to the intent of those participating in the process, is it for their own betterment or the process itself? (may be both)
Implement work flow improvements, start with the easy and obvious and proceed to all steps.
Repeat for each work flow process you wish to change.