Gilder Workflow Map

In this article, we’ve created a starter Gilder 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 Gilder role.

Ready to get started? Download the Workflow Map template or get in touch to discuss how a workflow coach could help you fast-track your business improvement.

Systems & Processes for Gilder

The path towards better systems and processes in your Gilder 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 Gilder 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 Gilder

1. Initial consultation: Meet with the client to discuss their artistic vision, preferences, and requirements for the gilding project.
2. Design and planning: Develop a detailed plan and design concept for the gilding project, including materials, techniques, and timelines.
3. Material selection: Source and select the appropriate gilding materials, such as gold leaf, silver leaf, or other metallic finishes, based on the client’s preferences and project requirements.
4. Surface preparation: Prepare the surface to be gilded by cleaning, sanding, and priming it to ensure proper adhesion and a smooth finish.
5. Gilding application: Apply the chosen gilding materials to the prepared surface using traditional or modern techniques, ensuring precision and attention to detail.
6. Finishing touches: Add any additional decorative elements or embellishments, such as decorative borders or patterns, to enhance the overall aesthetic of the gilded artwork.
7. Quality control: Inspect the gilded surface for any imperfections, ensuring a flawless finish and adherence to the client’s specifications.
8. Packaging and delivery: Safely package the gilded artwork to protect it during transportation and deliver it to the client’s desired location.
9. Installation: If required, provide installation services to properly mount and display the gilded artwork in the client’s desired location, ensuring it is securely and aesthetically positioned.
10. Client satisfaction and follow-up: Follow up with the client to ensure their satisfaction with the gilding project, address any concerns or additional requests, and provide ongoing support and maintenance if needed

Business Growth & Improvement Experiments

Experiment 1: Online Art Gallery Expansion
Description: Create an online platform to showcase and sell artwork, allowing customers to browse and purchase pieces from the comfort of their own homes. Implement features such as high-resolution images, detailed descriptions, and secure payment options. Promote the online gallery through social media and targeted online advertising.
Expected Outcome: Increased reach and accessibility, attracting a wider customer base and potentially generating more sales.

Experiment 2: Collaborative Art Projects
Description: Collaborate with other artists or creative professionals to create unique and innovative art projects. This could involve joint exhibitions, joint artwork creation, or even partnering with other businesses to create art installations. By combining talents and resources, this experiment aims to create a buzz around the business and attract new customers.
Expected Outcome: Increased visibility and exposure, fostering a sense of community and attracting new customers who are interested in unique and collaborative art projects.

Experiment 3: Streamlined Inventory Management
Description: Implement a digital inventory management system to track and organize artwork, materials, and supplies. This system should allow for easy tracking of sales, restocking, and identifying popular or slow-selling items. By streamlining inventory management, the business can reduce costs, minimize stockouts, and improve overall efficiency.
Expected Outcome: Improved inventory control, reduced wastage, and better decision-making regarding stock levels, leading to increased profitability.

Experiment 4: Artwork Customization Options
Description: Offer customization options for artwork, such as personalized messages, color variations, or size adjustments. This experiment aims to cater to individual customer preferences and provide a unique selling point. Implement a user-friendly customization process and clearly communicate the available options to customers.
Expected Outcome: Increased customer satisfaction and engagement, potentially leading to higher sales and repeat business.

Experiment 5: Artwork Rental Program
Description: Launch an artwork rental program where customers can rent artwork for a specific period. This experiment targets customers who may not be ready to commit to purchasing artwork but still want to enjoy it in their homes or offices. Develop a rental pricing structure and establish clear terms and conditions for the program.
Expected Outcome: Additional revenue stream, increased exposure as rented artwork is displayed in various locations, and potential conversion of renters into buyers.

Experiment 6: Artwork Reproduction and Merchandising
Description: Explore the possibility of reproducing artwork as prints, posters, or other merchandise items such as mugs, t-shirts, or phone cases. This experiment aims to diversify revenue streams and cater to customers who may prefer more affordable options or want to showcase their favorite artwork in different ways.
Expected Outcome: Increased sales through the sale of reproductions and merchandise, expanded brand recognition as artwork reaches a wider audience through various products.

Experiment 7: Artwork Subscription Service
Description: Launch a subscription service where customers receive a new piece of artwork periodically, either on a monthly or quarterly basis. This experiment targets art enthusiasts who enjoy discovering new artists and expanding their art collection. Offer different subscription tiers with varying price points and artwork styles.
Expected Outcome: Recurring revenue stream, increased customer loyalty, and potential for upselling or cross-selling additional artwork or services.

Experiment 8: Artwork Workshops and Classes
Description: Organize art workshops or classes where participants can learn various art techniques or create their own artwork under the guidance of experienced artists. This experiment aims to engage with the local community, provide educational opportunities, and potentially attract new customers who may develop an interest in art.
Expected Outcome: Increased community engagement, potential for additional revenue through workshop fees, and increased visibility as participants share their experiences with others.

Experiment 9: Artwork Appraisal and Authentication Services
Description: Offer professional artwork appraisal and authentication services to customers who own or are interested in purchasing valuable or historical artwork. This experiment aims to establish the business as a trusted authority in the art industry and attract customers seeking expert opinions and advice.
Expected Outcome: Additional revenue stream, enhanced reputation as a knowledgeable and trustworthy art professional, and potential for increased sales as customers gain confidence in purchasing artwork.

Experiment 10: Artwork Donation Program
Description: Establish a program where the business donates a portion of sales or specific artwork to charitable organizations or community initiatives. This experiment aims to give back to the community, create positive brand associations, and potentially attract socially conscious customers who value businesses that support causes.
Expected Outcome: Enhanced brand reputation, increased customer loyalty, and potential for positive media coverage, leading to increased sales and customer acquisition

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.

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