Have you ever taken over new job only to find that the former manager had nothing documented? Do company policies exist if they’re not documented? What if there was a disaster? What if a key person quit? Will you have time to write policies and procedures from disaster recovery to computer, network, and email use? How do you engage employees through your company vision?
Hiring a third party to perform outsourced business tasks on your account often means you’re exposing your business to new risks such as confidentiality breaches. Thinking ahead to formulate a clear outsourcing procedure can save your business a lot of money, time, and even a legal case. What are best practices for outsourcing in your business?
There are many differences between a policy, process, procedure, SOP, or work instruction. Here we explain the differences between policies, procedures, processes, and how each are used in a business setting.
If too many people are required to authorize a document, policy and procedure development becomes a bureaucratic nightmare, considerably slowing -- if not preventing -- their release AND adding little to no value to the final version.
Nobody wants to pay for the cost of maintaining policies and procedures, so the next best thing is to pay less than your paper-based system or simple file server. Policy and procedure management software is the least expensive way to manage your policies and procedures.