Your mission and vision drive your overall company policy, in which you lay out your overall company objectives that guide your strategic plan. From there come your sales and marketing plans, your operational plans, and so forth. You might think of your policies as a juncture of internal and external forces. Setting business policy is critical to a thriving company. What business policies does every company need? Continue reading What Business Policies Does Every Company Need?
I wonder how many of our clients, on receiving our company policy and procedure manuals, have asked themselves what in heck they got themselves into — “There’s a lot of stuff here…where do I begin?” Well, like a lot of things, it’s probably not as difficult as it looks initially. First, you took a step in the right direction by using our templates to develop your company policies and procedures. It’s always easier to start with some of the work already done for you, rather than you having to start from scratch. How do you write a policy and procedure?
Do you have a company office manual? Most small businesses do not, yet most large (fortune 500) companies do. What does that say about the importance of policies and procedures to your organization? One thing is clear, if you want to grow into a large enterprise, then eventually you will need a company office manual to provide the instruction and guidance your employees require. What is the purpose of an office manual? Continue reading What is the Purpose of an Office Manual?
Developing company policies and procedures can be a difficult task requiring expertise in writing, company politics, and an understanding of business process design. Each subject you research will also require interpreting laws, regulations, and standards. So what do you do if you are not skilled in these areas? Here are some examples of company policies and procedures to get you started. Continue reading What are Examples of Company Policies and Procedures?
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 How Maintaining Procedures Can Stall Company Growth
So you have a company blog. Fabulous. The next step is to make it work for you by installing various plugins. The following essential WordPress plugins will make your life easier and the blog experience better for your readers. (In no particular order of awesomeness.) Continue reading What Are the Top WordPress Plugins for Company Blogs?