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? Continue reading 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.
Development of policies and procedures usually begins at the unit level, by employees who carry out the policy or take part in the process or by their managers. Once a draft copy of the policy or procedure is developed, the document workflow begins to the policy review process. Continue reading What is the Policy Review Process?
If you are writing a company policy, a business procedure, or a whole policy and procedure manual then you know that policies and procedures writing has its own requirements. Sharing, control, and reporting are three of the most important aspects of policy and procedure management. Continue reading Time for Policy Procedure Management Software?
A reader recently asked if we could talk about writing a policies and procedures style guide. As a matter of fact, many style guides already exist, so why bother to come up with one of your own? Your situation isn’t so unique. Continue reading Do You Need a Policies and Procedures Style Guide?
Our customers cite ‘organizational improvement’ as their main reason why they purchase policies and procedures. From many conversations we have gleaned that customers want to implement a system for continuous improvement and compliance. In a system, procedures are continuously reviewed, revised, and updated. Bizmanualz OnPolicy manages policy procedure workflow and simplifies compliance.
It is useful to think of any writing project as a three step process consisting of Plan-Draft-Revise. What is procedure drafting, and how can you create successful drafts to ensure your final written policies and procedures are effective? Continue reading Procedure Drafting Using the Process Approach