set up. This is where the process begins, when your team members start to see the need to do certain tasks or activities, or when you begin to use a set of tools.
Set up is when a department’s activities are defined. When I was in my first job I remember hearing my colleagues discuss what tasks they thought were important for their department. As a new manager I was a bit surprised when I read about how much of what they said I agreed with. A lot of the things that they said I now agree with.
It’s easy to see why we don’t really have to go through the process of setting up the departments, because when people talk about the need to do things the way we do things, they don’t actually make it up. For instance, we don’t have to do anything for every department and we don’t have to think about what we’re doing to what the department should be doing, but that’s not the point of the process.
I think the point of setting up a department is to have a more general idea of what the department is all about. For instance, why we should be doing something for the Architectural Department.
The Architectural Department is about designing a building. It’s about setting up all the equipment and materials to make that building a reality. The Architectural department should be able to use these facilities to do all kinds of different things for the company.
This is what I mean by “the process of setting up individual departments to do specialized tasks.
If you set up all the departments, which is basically just a set of responsibilities for each department, then you can set up a department to do just about anything. In fact, that’s what makes it so hard for our clients to set up departments. They have to set up one department for doing a specific task, one department to do a specific service, and one department to do something that has nothing to do with the job. There is no general process for setting up departments.