Why have procedures? Some would answer this question by providing very long lists of reasons why for having procedures. 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 we should develop procedures to document important processes. Continue reading Why Have Procedures?
Some business policies are the result of undesirable consequences or something happens that shouldn’t. For example, a door isn’t secure from the outside and someone gets in your building who doesn’t belong. Now management creates a policy restricting the door’s use. For example, “That door is for exiting the building ONLY in case of emergencies. It is NEVER to be used as an entry.” Should we be enacting bad business policies or fixing the door? How do you fix bad business policies? Continue reading How Do You Fix Bad Business Policies?
Policies are the backbone of every organization. Even start-up companies that don’t yet have formal policies follow long-standing, commonly accepted “rules” of individual and corporate behavior — implicit policies (e.g., the “Golden Rule”) that guide them. Yet, everyone has had to deal sooner or later with policies that are so poorly written that they’re without meaning and validity. What makes a policy unenforceable? Continue reading What Makes a Policy Unenforceable?
What are the 7 steps to a Policies and Procedures Manual? A lot of work goes into developing every Bizmanualz Policies and Procedures manual. We start by conducting policies and procedures research. What are the steps to a policies and procedures manual? Continue reading What Are the Steps to a Policies and Procedures Manual?
Writing IT Policies and Procedures can be difficult because of the way Information technology is changing the way business operates. The need for consistent computer usage, security, and clear IT policies is only increasing. Learn to begin writing IT policies and procedures, fast. Continue reading Writing IT Policies and Procedures, Fast
How many policies and procedures you develop depends on your acceptance of risk and variation within your organization. This acceptance of risk combined with your policies and procedures make up your governance model for how senior management manages risk. How do you identify policies and procedures that are needed? Continue reading How Do You Identify Policies and Procedures that are Needed?
The appearance and format of your policies and procedures statements are just as important as the organization and content of the policy and procedure manual. If you format your policies and procedures in a way that is appealing to the eye and that emphasizes the importance of the statements, they are more likely to be taken seriously and used on a regular basis by your employees. How do you format a policies and procedures manual?
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?