Geological Drafter Workflow Map

In this article, we’ve created a starter Geological Drafter Workflow Map that you can use to start planning out your product/service delivery and we’ve outlined a few examples of experiments that you can run in your Geological Drafter role.

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Systems & Processes for Geological Drafter

The path towards better systems and processes in your Geological Drafter role starts with mapping out your most important business processes. Being able to see your business processes laid out visually helps you to collaborate with your team on how to improve and grow. By repeating this collaboration process, you’ll develop a culture of continuous improvement that leads to a growing business and streamlined systems and processes that increase customer & staff experience.

To help you start mapping out your processes, we’ve developed a sample flow for a Geological Drafter Workflow Map that you can use with your team to start clarifying your processes and then run Business Experiments so you can build a better business.

Workflow Map For A Geological Drafter

1. Initial Consultation: Meet with clients to understand their geological drafting requirements and project objectives.
2. Data Collection: Gather relevant geological data, including maps, surveys, and reports, to support the drafting process.
3. Drafting and Design: Utilize specialized software and tools to create accurate geological drawings, maps, and diagrams based on the collected data.
4. Review and Approval: Present the drafted geological plans to clients for review and incorporate any necessary revisions or modifications.
5. Quality Control: Conduct thorough checks to ensure the accuracy, completeness, and compliance of the drafted geological documents.
6. Finalization: Prepare the finalized geological drawings and documents for submission or distribution to clients and relevant stakeholders.
7. Collaboration: Coordinate with other engineering professionals, such as geologists, surveyors, and project managers, to integrate geological drafting into broader project plans.
8. Documentation: Maintain comprehensive records of all geological drafting activities, including versions, revisions, and associated project documentation.
9. Client Communication: Regularly update clients on the progress of their geological drafting projects, addressing any concerns or queries they may have.
10. Continuous Improvement: Analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of the geological drafting process, identifying areas for improvement and implementing strategies to enhance productivity and quality

Business Growth & Improvement Experiments

1. Name: Implementing 3D modeling software
Description: Introduce and integrate 3D modeling software into the drafting process to enhance accuracy and efficiency in creating geological drawings and maps. This software will allow for better visualization and manipulation of geological data, resulting in improved drafting speed and accuracy.
Expected Outcome: Increased productivity, reduced errors, and enhanced quality of geological drawings and maps.

2. Name: Conducting a time and motion study
Description: Analyze and document the time taken to complete various drafting tasks, such as creating geological cross-sections or drafting contour maps. This study will help identify bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and areas for improvement in the drafting process.
Expected Outcome: Identification of time-consuming tasks, streamlining of processes, and improved time management, leading to increased productivity and reduced project turnaround time.

3. Name: Establishing a standardized template library
Description: Develop a library of standardized templates for commonly drafted geological elements, such as borehole logs, geological profiles, or site plans. These templates will provide a consistent format and structure, saving time and effort in creating repetitive drawings.
Expected Outcome: Improved drafting efficiency, reduced errors, and enhanced consistency in geological drawings, resulting in increased client satisfaction and streamlined project delivery.

4. Name: Implementing cloud-based collaboration tools
Description: Adopt cloud-based collaboration tools that allow multiple team members, including geologists, engineers, and drafters, to work simultaneously on geological projects. These tools will facilitate real-time collaboration, document sharing, and version control, improving communication and coordination among team members.
Expected Outcome: Enhanced teamwork, improved project coordination, reduced rework, and increased overall efficiency in completing geological drafting projects.

5. Name: Automating data extraction and integration
Description: Explore and implement software or scripts that automate the extraction and integration of geological data from various sources, such as survey reports, geotechnical investigations, or remote sensing data. This automation will reduce manual data entry efforts, minimize errors, and expedite the drafting process.
Expected Outcome: Increased drafting speed, improved accuracy, and reduced data entry errors, leading to enhanced productivity and streamlined project workflows.

6. Name: Conducting customer satisfaction surveys
Description: Regularly survey clients to gather feedback on the quality of geological drafting services provided. This feedback will help identify areas for improvement, understand client expectations, and tailor services to meet their needs more effectively.
Expected Outcome: Improved client satisfaction, increased client retention, and potential referrals, leading to business growth and a positive reputation in the engineering industry

What Next?

The above map and experiments are just a basic outline that you can use to get started on your path towards business improvement. If you’d like custom experiments with the highest ROI, would like to work on multiple workflows in your business (for clients/customers, HR/staff and others) or need someone to help you implement business improvement strategies & software, get in touch to find out whether working with a workflow coach could help fast-track your progress.