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How Do You Write a Policies and Procedures Manual Template?

Your Policies and Procedures Manual Template is also referred to as a Standard Operating Procedures Manual or SOP manual, which focuses on your critical daily tasks that must get done for your business to continue. Many people find it difficult to get started, wondering what to say, who should write the SOP manual or what needs to be included? How do you write a policy and procedure manual template? Continue reading How Do You Write a Policies and Procedures Manual Template?

What’s it Cost to Manage Policies and Procedures?

A manual system of document control — paper documents, logs, change records, manila folders, hanging folders, labeling “systems”, filing cabinets, a manual check-out system (with policies and protocols) — is a lot of work, no question about it. Have you ever thought about what it costs to manage such a system of policies and procedures? To answer this question, let’s look at the three main costs of managing policies and procedures. Continue reading What’s it Cost to Manage Policies and Procedures?

Why Should You Publish Policies and Procedures Online?

If you’re using a 20th-century system to handle your policy and procedure documentation, changes will occur much faster than you can process them. Existing processes for publishing policies and procedures, such as storing printed policies and procedures on a server, are inadequate in today’s competitive business environment. If you’re using outdated technologies, you’re lessening your efficiency and productivity, company-wide. Why Should You Publish Policies and Procedures Online? Continue reading Why Should You Publish Policies and Procedures Online?

What are Examples of Company Policies and Procedures?

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?

How to Create Policies and Procedures Strategy

Policies and procedures define your processes, are a part of deploying your strategy, and identify what is important to the business. ISO standards require certain processes as critical elements to improvement and a working management system. Yet, how often have you contemplated your policies and procedures strategy? Continue reading How to Create Policies and Procedures Strategy

How Effective are Policies and Procedures?

If you are writing policies and procedures documentation, then at some point you will need to answer the question “How Effective are Policies and Procedures?” If you can measure your documentation against some common elements, then you will have a method for managing, reviewing, and communicating the effectiveness of your policies and procedures. Continue reading How Effective are Policies and Procedures?

What are Examples of Policies and Procedures?

If you are planning to write your own policies and procedures manual from scratch, then it helps to have Examples of Policies and Procedures to guide you to creating your own manual. There are a number of free sample policies and procedures templates that you can use to start your manual of policies & procedures. Continue reading What are Examples of Policies and Procedures?

How Do You Make Policies and Procedures Work?

How can you make your policies and procedures work? Customers and readers alike tell us how difficult it can be to keep their policies and procedures up to date. Due to the ever-increasing rate of change, your policies and procedures can get “stale” (ineffective) very fast. What else goes wrong with procedures? Continue reading How Do You Make Policies and Procedures Work?