Creating the Flow Chart

To create your flowchart, brainstorm tasks and list them in the order that they occur. Ask questions like, “What happens next?” and, “Is there a decision that needs to be made before the next step?” If you are trying to work out where to improve a process, for example, ask the people who actually do the work for their input.

Be careful because a flowchart can become very complicated and take up several pages. If that is the case, consider breaking processes up into smaller charts or use connector symbols to show where a task continues (or originates) on the next page. Connectors can also be used to track back and repeat a step.