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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?

How Do You Begin Writing Standard Operating Procedures?

Your Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) provide employees with a handy reference to common everyday business practices, daily activities, or routine tasks. Training is faster and interruptions are reduced. So, how do you get started writing standard operating procedures? Continue reading How Do You Begin Writing Standard Operating Procedures?

What’s the Difference Between Procedures and Work Instructions?

Many people confuse procedures and work instructions. In fact, most people write work instructions and call them procedures. Knowing the difference between procedures and work instructions can help you understand the documentation process much better and, therefore, develop great procedure documentation. Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Procedures and Work Instructions?