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How Do You Fix Bad Business Policies?

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?

How do You Build an Effective Management System?

Imagine what a professional football team would be like without an Effective Management System focused on a regimen of practice drills. Now take away their playbook and player statistics. What you have in this extreme scenario are highly talented (and perhaps overpaid) individuals participating in organized chaos. They might actually win a game or two, but in the long run, this team is doomed. How do You build an effective management system? Continue reading How do You Build an Effective Management System?

What Makes a Policy Unenforceable?

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 is a Policy Manual?

Writing a policy manual provides important information on company policies relating to business processes, employee expectations, and organizational standards for performance. When writing a Policy Manual, think of it as a top level document to reference individual policies and associated procedures that support each policy. Continue reading What is a Policy Manual?

What Is a Policy Cycle?

First, what is a policy? We know that a policy and procedure are two distinct entities. According to the dictionary, policy is a “definite course or method of action selected from alternatives and in light of given conditions to guide and determine present and future decisions”. So, what is a policy cycle? Continue reading What Is a Policy Cycle?