When it is unclear what the benefits are in your organisation, you can use the Benefit Pathway to identify what your business problems are, what has to change to resolve the problems and what must be stopped. With the help of the stakeholders, you can find answers to these questions. When these three columns have been completed it will be quite apparent which Benefits may be expected from this Initiative. Add one Benefit at a time, because the benefits listed here will be added to your Benefit Register.
To go to the benefit pathway select Benefit Pathway from the Performance Dashboard in the Identification Column. The Pathway tool can also be accessed via the Initiative dashboard secondary menu drop-down menu.
To complete the Benefit Pathway:
- Click on the Add Item icon below Current Business Problems to add a business problem that you are facing. Repeat this step until you have completed inserting your business problems.
- Click on the Add Item icon below What has to change to add the changes that should be made to fix the problems. Repeat this step until you are done inserting what has to change.
- Click on the Add Item icon below What must be stopped to add what must be stopped to fix the problems. Repeat this step until you are done inserting what must be stopped.
- Click on the Add Item icon below Benefits to add the benefits of handling these business problems. Repeat this step until you are done inserting the benefits.
Items in the Current business problems, What has to change and what must be stopped can be reordered. You can also drag items from those three columns to another column.
Only benefits cannot be reordered. It is also not possible to drag a benefit out of the Benefit column or another item into the Benefit column.
This benefit pathway is now completed, but it can be used for later reference to see how these benefits were identified. You can print the benefit pathway to PDF by clicking on the Print button. If you would like to print the benefit pathway in a different format, you can create the Report.