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Belts and Suspenders

Have you ever seen a fellow wearing both a belt and suspenders? Not only is this a Class B felony among the fashion police, but it is redundant. Either one is sufficient to hold up a pair of pants. While this is a rare fashion faux pas, the thinking behind it is quite common in business processes.

Consider business processes that require multiple management sign-offs. How often do these sign offs result in catching an error that would have otherwise been missed? If the answer is “never,” then the sign-off steps are worse than wearing belts and suspenders. The step is not only redundant, it adds multiple days of lag time in the process. A lean, nimble organization should not tolerate a design faux pas such as this.

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