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On the highest level, you can look at your company in terms of how it fits into a trade scheme. Your company is a part of a complex relationship with many other companies and individuals. This is a simple diagram. It does not address issues such as feedback loops. Here we’re interested in getting the high level flow. As you will see, we can take any high level system and break it down into it constituent parts.
With the rise in specialization throughout the centuries, the role any given company has, as with workers, increasingly specialized. If you map out your company and its interactions the implementation process will be very much easier.
If used correctly, these high level maps, like your process maps, can also be used as the backbones for problem solving. Use your maps to lay out the backbone for a cause-and-effects diagram any time trouble arises. While the discussion of cause-and-effects diagrams is beyond the scope of this guide, suffice it to say I personally see cause-and-effects diagrams to be a very important part of problem solving.