Are your standard work instructions out of date due to a significant changes in your accounting systems? Accounting policies and procedures Word document templates are available that can be used as standard templates of boiler plate work instructions by work functions for purchasing, accounts payable (AP), accounts receivable (AR), inventory counting, asset control, etc., within the accounting department that can be opened, modified, saved and updated as needed. What are standard work instructions? Continue reading What are Examples of Standard Work Instructions?
Do you have a company office manual? Most small businesses do not, yet most large (fortune 500) companies do. What does that say about the importance of policies and procedures to your organization? One thing is clear, if you want to grow into a large enterprise, then eventually you will need a company office manual to provide the instruction and guidance your employees require. What is the purpose of an office manual? Continue reading What is the Purpose of an Office Manual?
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.
Procedure details or when is enough, enough? Writers either put too much detail in a procedure and make their procedures too long and hard to use, or too little detail and leave out important information that may confuse the reader. So how do you know how much detail goes into a procedure? Continue reading How Much Detail Goes into A Procedure?
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