Category Archives: Write Better Procedures

Why Do You Need Policies and Procedures in the Workplace?

Why have procedures? Some would answer this question by providing very long lists of reasons why, these lists sometimes aren’t useful. They are too long to really remember and absorb, plus there is too much overlap and redundancy. Here are four very basic reasons that demonstrate why do you need policies and procedures in the workplace? Continue reading Why Do You Need Policies and Procedures in the Workplace?

Does Maintaining Procedures Harm Company Growth?

What are procedures? Procedures are documents that describe business processes. Procedures are one tool we can use to train new and current employees how our processes work, and sometimes we show them how processes interact. Procedures can also help ensure a high degree of consistency in how processes operate and in the results they yield. On the other side, can maintaining procedures have more costs than benefits for your company? Continue reading Does Maintaining Procedures Harm Company Growth?

How Do You Write a Procedures Manual?

Each procedure manual from Bizmanualz is intended to be a simple, top-to-bottom guide, addressing the minimum set of statements for the administration and creation of a Procedure Management System. How Do You Write a Procedures Manual? Continue reading How Do You Write a Procedures Manual?

How Do You Validate Written Procedures?

You’ve written a new procedure. Your procedure review identified completeness, correctness, and subject matter applicability. You feel you’ve caught your procedure writing errors and the procedure’s ready to go…but go where? How do you determine if your new procedure is working? How do you validate written procedures? Continue reading How Do You Validate Written Procedures?

What’s Your Plan to Document Process Procedures?

Your core business processes change in response to market forces, competition, regulations, customer demand, the economy, culture, personal beliefs, and many other factors. Business and organizational development is about business process change: not as in “process change — the event”, but “process change — the journey“. What’s your plan to document process procedures during your process journey? Continue reading What’s Your Plan to Document Process Procedures?

How Do You Edit and Proofread a Technical Document?

The answer to this question is very obvious and pretty clear: every writing needs editing. However, technical content indeed has specific business writing skills. How do you edit and proofread a technical document? Read on to find out more. Continue reading How Do You Edit and Proofread a Technical Document?

How to Write an SOP (Standard Operating Procedure)

Simply put, a standard operating procedure (SOP) is a set of instructions on how to execute a specific task or a business process. They are used by all companies and public agencies. Their complexity varies from task to task, and it’s informed by the complexity of an entity itself. How to Write an SOP (Standard Operating Procedure). Continue reading How to Write an SOP (Standard Operating Procedure)

What is Revision in the Policy Process?

What advice do we have to give about writing procedures? Most importantly – employ revision in the policy process. The policy writing process considers activities that successful writers engage in while producing a piece of writing, and it applies whether one is writing an essay, a business letter, or a procedure. These writing activities are typically divided into three steps or phases — Planning, Drafting, and Revising. What is revision in the policy process?

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How to Write Error-Free Procedures

It’s at times like these — when the business world is still unsettled after several years Covid of turmoil and prevailing wisdom doesn’t see a quick end to the situation for any of us — that we tend to forget about the far horizon and concentrate on what’s directly in front of us. It’s only natural. Business processes still need to be created and learning how to write error-free procedures remains important to business success. Continue reading How to Write Error-Free Procedures