2022 Blog Recap: The Most Popular Articles of the Year

By Toni Buffa | Published December 16, 2022

While 2022 comes to an end, we wanted to look back at some of our most popular blogs, social posts, and weekly newsletters, as well as our most viewed case studies. We have covered many topics this year—from how to write process documentation to showing a flowchart on how to choose the perfect avocado! Let's go ahead and dive in. Here is the top-viewed content in 2022!

From the Blog

The top 10 most viewed blogs:

1. What Are Business Rules, and What Is Their Importance?

Without clear business rules and procedural definitions, a chaotic workplace will often have inconsistent outcomes, poor morale amongst employees, and dissatisfied customers.

2. Guide to Business Process Design & Analysis [With Examples]

This article will help you understand the basics of the business design process and provide some of the crucial steps in creating an effective process.

3. What Is the Difference Between a Coach, a Trainer, and a Mentor?

The terms "Coach," Trainer," and "Mentor" can often be used synonymously. However, their actual roles are indeed unique. We'll cover each role and what should be expected from each.

4. How to Write Process Documentation

Process Documentation is a single agreed source of truth for understanding the organization's current business processes. This documentation provides transparency across the organization regarding who does what, when, and how.

5. 4 Advantages of Mind Mapping

Mind mapping is a brainstorming technique that organizes information around a central topic or theme.

6. Transformation vs. Change: What's the difference?

Understanding the differences between transformation and change is an absolute must if your organization is trying to move forward with change or transformation.

7. 5 Useful Tips for Streamlining Your Processes and Workflows

Business users execute a series of steps daily to accomplish different processes. Business workflows are typically repeatable and occur whenever data is passed between humans or between humans and a system.

8. 4 Reasons Taking Breaks is Beneficial to Your Productivity

You don't need to work all day, every day, to be productive—and, in fact, taking breaks is an essential part of productivity.

9. Business Process Optimization Fundamentals

Business process optimization (BPO) ensures project improvement meets the expected results. BPO is the targeted redesign of core processes to promote efficiency and strengthen the alignment of individual processes with overall strategy and goals.

10. Process Analysis: Qualitative vs. Quantitative

During Process Analysis, we can analyze the BPM processes by applying several techniques to gain insights into the current weaknesses and identify potential opportunities. 

From LinkedIn

Here are our top 10 posts from Integrify's LinkedIn page:

1. Flowchart Friday: Choosing an Avocado

Our handy flowchart helps you pick avocados when deciding whether to buy them or not.

2. Here's what inclusion looks like on hybrid teams

If you can make people feel included on a hybrid team, you've cracked the whole issue. 

3. How Five Generations Can Effectively Work Together

Five generations are working side by side for the first time in history.

4. How Automation Helps Business Achieve SOX 404 Compliance

What is SOX 404 compliance? Let's examine the importance of SOX compliance for a business and how automation helps make it easier.

5. What Is Pacesetting Leadership? Pros/Cons, Examples, & More

All the information you need to be a successful Pacesetting leader.

6. Reset Ritual to Come Back to Focus

One of the most common problems people have while working is getting caught up in busy work or distractions. Here is how to come back to focus.

7. Is the Citizen Developer the New Face of Agility?

The low-code market is taking off in an era of talent shortages and fast delivery. Citizen development on a low-code platform may be the solution your organization needs.

8. Here's How to Speak Up for Others on Your Team

Three powerful ways to use your voice to show up for your teammates.

9. What is the Pomodoro Productivity Technique?

What is the Pomodoro productivity technique, and what makes it so effective?

10. What Could We Gain if We Collaborated More Efficiently?

Organizations that remodeled the way they collaborate in the past two years have found the time they can now give back to staff or use to chase extra revenue.

From Twitter

Here are our top 10 posts from Integrify's Twitter page:

1. Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

As the demands of the workplace keep rising, many people respond by putting in ever longer hours, which inevitably leads to burnout that costs both the organization and the employee. Learn to manage energy, not time.

2. Success With Hybrid Work Demands HR Involvement: 5 Ways To Build Effective Partnerships

New data shows HR still isn't "at the table" within many organizations—but change is possible. 

3. What does the Future Holds for the Low-Code Application Development Market

What the Future Holds for the Low-Code Application Development Market. 

4. Three simple ways to tackle problems better as a leader

Solving problems is part of your job description as a leader. Here are three simple yet practical ways to approach your next leadership problem. 

5. 8 Ways to Be a More Productive Remote Worker

Whether you're a digital nomad or plan to work from home exclusively, here are some remote work best practices to stay productive. 

6. Leading With Gratitude

Why is it more important than ever to express gratitude? And how best should a leader do that? 

7. Keep These 4 Growth Strategies On Your Radar

Every business wants to grow. But pulling it off and sustaining the momentum is where it gets tricky.

8. Productivity Points: How Do You Achieve Process Efficiency?

This productivity points video covers process efficiency, how to achieve it, and efficiency benefits, and we share some of Integrify's resources.

9. 4 Ways to Make Daily Progress on Your Goals

Follow these four steps to get moving on your goals for this week! 

10. How the ‘Zoom ceiling’ might hurt your chance of promotion

Here's what managers and employees can do about the 'Zoom ceiling' during their time as remote workers. 

From Our Newsletter

Here are our top 10 stories from Integrify's newsletter, Workflow Ideas Weekly:

1. How to Intervene When Your Team Has Too Much Work

What do you do when your team has been handed more work but you don't have the staff to do it all? 

2. 8 Steps To Improve Any Process

Any process in your organization, big or small, can be improved. This post will cover eight steps to get you started on improving operations in your organization. 

3. Want To Be More Productive? Take a Walk

The truth is - if you want to hit your highest level of productivity, one of the best things you can do is take a walk.

4. Productivity Points: How To Use Habit Stacking to Skyrocket Productivity

Here are the steps to utilize the habit stackings strategy and become a productivity powerhouse!

5. Using Root Cause Analysis

Performing a Root Cause Analysis can help you understand underlying issues in current processes and help you solve them.

6. Customer Tips: What’s the Best Way to Start Building Processes?

When you first start with new workflow automation software, it's essential to have a game plan for how you will move forward. 

7. How Automation is Dramatically Improving Finance Approval Cycle Times

For finance teams that want to speed up their finance approval cycles, automation may be the ultimate definition of “working smarter, not harder.”

8. New Skills Finance Pros Need in 2022

In this rapidly changing world, finance professionals will need new skills to succeed. Here we provide an overview of some of the most critical skills for finance pros in 2022 and beyond.

9. 10 Things HR Departments Can Automate with Workflow Management

In HR, workflow automation ultimately means that HR can service employee needs while ensuring they can still focus on the higher-level HR goals and projects that can't be automated. Here are ten processes that can be automated with workflow management.

10. How Automation is Changing the Finance Department

Automation is changing and elevating how finance departments run their day-to-day tasks.

Top Customer Testimonial Pages

The three most popular Integrify customer case studies:

1. GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline IT team needed a request management system that could be implemented by all IT departments worldwide.

2. Baylor University

Integrify-based “BearQuest” initially streamlined hiring and budget requests, but seven years later, almost every department in the university uses the process management system.

3. ERC

ERC needed a way to make its current workflows more customized. After the demo, the team decided Integrify was an excellent fit for creating custom workflows and reducing rework by ensuring data accuracy due to its interface with their ERP system. They went from a few HR requests to 17 workflows in 18 months.

Honorable Mentions

Lastly, here are my top 3 favorite pieces of the year:

1. Building a Process in Under 5 Minutes

2. Seven Reasons to Automate Your Workflow Now

3. 5 Morning Rituals to Set Yourself up for Success


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Toni Buffa

Toni is a member of the Integrify marketing team and writes for the Integrify blog. Toni lives in Colorado and loves animals of all stripes.

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