Political Geographer Workflow Map

In this article, we’ve created a starter Political Geographer 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 Political Geographer 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 Political Geographer

The path towards better systems and processes in your Political Geographer 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 Political Geographer 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 Political Geographer

1. Research Planning: This stage involves identifying the research objectives, determining the scope of the study, and planning the research methodology.
2. Data Collection: In this stage, the political geographer collects relevant data through various methods such as surveys, interviews, fieldwork, or analyzing existing data sources.
3. Data Analysis: The collected data is then analyzed using statistical techniques, GIS (Geographic Information System) tools, or qualitative analysis methods to derive meaningful insights and patterns.
4. Spatial Mapping: This stage involves creating maps and visual representations of the collected data to understand the spatial patterns and relationships between different political phenomena.
5. Interpretation: The political geographer interprets the analyzed data and maps to draw conclusions and make informed observations about political processes, boundaries, or territorial disputes.
6. Report Writing: Findings and interpretations are documented in a comprehensive report, which includes an executive summary, methodology, results, and recommendations.
7. Peer Review: The report is shared with other experts in the field for critical evaluation and feedback to ensure the accuracy and validity of the research.
8. Presentation: The political geographer presents the research findings and recommendations to clients, stakeholders, or at conferences to disseminate knowledge and promote understanding.
9. Feedback and Collaboration: Feedback from clients, colleagues, or stakeholders is gathered to refine the research and incorporate additional perspectives or insights.
10. Continuous Improvement: Based on the feedback received, the political geographer identifies areas for improvement in their research process, methodology, or data collection techniques to enhance the quality and relevance of future studies

Business Growth & Improvement Experiments

Experiment 1: Collaborative Research Partnerships
Description: Establish collaborative research partnerships with other political geographers or researchers in related fields to enhance knowledge sharing and expand research capabilities. This can involve joint research projects, co-authoring publications, or organizing conferences and workshops.
Expected Outcome: Increased access to diverse perspectives and expertise, leading to more comprehensive and impactful research outcomes. It can also foster networking opportunities and enhance the reputation of the business within the research community.

Experiment 2: Geographic Information System (GIS) Automation
Description: Explore and implement automation tools and software to streamline data collection, analysis, and visualization processes using GIS technology. This can involve utilizing scripting languages, developing custom workflows, or adopting advanced GIS software features.
Expected Outcome: Improved efficiency and accuracy in data processing, analysis, and mapping tasks. Automation can save time and resources, allowing for more extensive research projects and faster delivery of results to clients. It can also enhance the business’s reputation for utilizing cutting-edge technology.

Experiment 3: Online Research Platforms
Description: Evaluate and adopt online research platforms and databases that provide access to a wide range of political and geographical data sources. These platforms can include academic databases, government repositories, and specialized research tools.
Expected Outcome: Increased access to relevant and up-to-date data, enabling more comprehensive and rigorous research. Online platforms can also facilitate collaboration with other researchers, enhance data visualization capabilities, and improve the efficiency of data retrieval and analysis processes.

Experiment 4: Client Feedback Surveys
Description: Implement a systematic process for collecting feedback from clients regarding the quality of research services provided. This can involve conducting surveys, interviews, or focus groups to gather insights on client satisfaction, areas for improvement, and potential new research needs.
Expected Outcome: Enhanced understanding of client expectations and preferences, leading to improved service delivery and client retention. Feedback surveys can also identify potential areas for business expansion or diversification based on client demands, ultimately contributing to business growth.

Experiment 5: Social Media and Online Presence
Description: Develop and maintain an active presence on social media platforms and professional networking sites to promote the business’s research expertise and engage with a wider audience. This can involve sharing research findings, participating in relevant discussions, and showcasing the business’s achievements and capabilities.
Expected Outcome: Increased visibility and brand recognition within the research community and among potential clients. A strong online presence can attract new clients, foster collaborations, and establish the business as a thought leader in the field of political geography. It can also serve as a platform for disseminating research findings to a broader audience

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.