When baking a cake the objective is to have a decorated cake at the end of the process. The recipe provides a list of what you need to do in order for the cake to bake. It is important to follow the directions in order or the product will not be made accurately. For example, it does not make sense to add flour once the cake is already in the oven. Therefore, following the recipe’s ordered steps are critical in creating a good cake. The same concept applies to businesses processes.