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?
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?
Writing good standard operating procedures has a lot to do with how you use verbs. If you’ve got verb power, then you are on your way to writing a good procedure. So what is verb power anyway? Learn how to add verb power to your procedures. Continue reading How to Add Verb Power to Your Procedures
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)
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
Long policies procedures? What is the right length for your policies and procedures documents? Most authors don’t write short standard operating procedures (SOP). But creating very long procedures of 50, 70 or more pages is common. So how long should your policies, procedures, or work instructions be before you ask yourself “are your policies and procedures too long?” Continue reading Are Your Policies and Procedures Too Long?
There are many reasons why process and procedures become too complex. Many revolve around “too much”, “too many”, or “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” Reducing the complexity of process and procedure is simple. How do you simplify complex processes and procedures? Continue reading How Do You Simplify Complex Processes and Procedures?
Creating and maintaining a definitive set of policies and procedures represents a significant investment of resources. To make these activities as routine and painless as possible, organization are wise to establish a repeatable policy and procedure development process. It is by following this process that you learn how to get policies and procedures ‘Done’. Continue reading How to Get Policies and Procedures ‘Done’
Developing effective management systems relies on writing effective procedures. There are some specific procedure planning activities that will result in better, more useful procedures. Let’s get started on how to write effective procedures. Continue reading How to Write Effective Procedures