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What Business Policies Does Every Company Need?

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?

How Do You Write a Policy and Procedure?

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?

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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 Do You Write Business Policies Procedures?

This is one of those chicken and an egg questions. Do you write company policies and then develop business procedures to realize the policies? Or, do you write your company procedures and then develop business policies? Or maybe you write procedures and then are wondering how policies fit in since they are not a part of your procedure. How do you write business policies procedures? Continue reading How Do You Write Business Policies Procedures?

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

Are Your Policies and Procedures Too Long?

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?

How to Get Policies and Procedures ‘Done’

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’

How Do You Assemble a Policies and Procedures Manual?

Knowing how to organize a policies and procedures manual will be vital to its readability and usefulness. In deciding how you will organize your procedures manual, you need to be concerned with how it is going to be set up, what policies and procedures will be covered, how to efficiently handle later updates or supplements, and ease of employees to quickly find and gather the information they need. A guide for learning how do you assemble a policies and procedures manual is described briefly below. Continue reading How Do You Assemble a Policies and Procedures Manual?

What is a Work Instruction? | Definition

Many get these terms mixed up: policy, business Process, Procedure, and Work Instruction. In truth, most people create work instructions and refer to them as procedures. Or they will write a procedure, which is really a process. Some think of these terms as interchangeable. What is a work instruction?

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How to Review Business Policies

Many problems with procedures that crop up after they’ve been implemented are traceable to inadequate or no policy review process. Let’s say a procedure as written describes an deal process, performed under ideal conditions (i.e., real-world conditions aren’t taken into account). If this isn’t caught in the policy review process, the end product will meet requirements only through luck. Luck being notoriously unreliable, inconsistent, and uncontrollable, you’re clearly better off if you review business policies. Learn how to Review Business Policies.

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