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What Is a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)?

An important aspect of any quality system is to work according to clear-cut Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). An SOP is a policy and procedure document which describes the regular recurring activities appropriate to quality operations. If it is Critical To Quality (CTQ) then it is a candidate for a standard operating procedure. Consistency is the goal or purpose of an SOP, to carry out all operations correctly and always in the same manner. Continue reading…

How to Create an Effective Policy Procedure Manual

An effective policy procedure manual is clearly written and easily understood by all the employees in your organization. Remember that the objective of your policy procedure manual is to improve the efficiency of your company, establish business controls and to comply with established regulations. Therefore, the most important rule when writing a policy procedure manual is that clarity and readability are much more important than style, perfect grammar and a large vocabulary. Continue reading…

What Is a Social Media Policy?

A social media policy outlines your company’s guidelines for your social media strategy. Is it ok for your employees to maintain a personal blog that conveys work related stories about customers, management, or other employees? How about telling the same stories on Facebook or Twitter? Can you post pictures from the office party on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or Youtube? What is acceptable in a web connected social media world? Continue reading…

What Is Your Policy on Policies and Procedures?

One of the first things needed on any policies and procedures project is to establish a framework for your policies and procedure deployment. Your framework includes the structure and responsibility for how policies and procedures originate, the repository model for policy and procedure maintenance, and the guidelines for records and retention. Your policy on policies and procedures provides the principles to guide the actions involved in deploying your standard operating procedures. Continue reading…

How to Create an Effective Ethics Policy

Questionable or downright unethical behavior can lead to the enrichment of a few and the financial ruin of many. And after the damage has been done, the legislature vows to make sure “it will never happen again”. So what can your business do to create an effective ethics policy and ensure you don’t fall victim to these situations? Continue reading…

What Are Policy and Procedure Forums?

People love to talk about policies and procedures. Even clear writing on this subject, however, isn’t the same as a lively discussion where different experiences, observations, and viewpoints are exchanged. While external training is still important, it is also possible to take part in discussions and exchanges with people from different regions representing all types of organizations – all from your office. Do you know how to use policy and procedure forums to your benefit? Continue reading…