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Do You Have a Plan to Document Processes and Procedures?

Business and organizational development is about business process change: not as in “process change – the event”, but “process change – the journey“. Your business processes change in response to market forces, competition, regulations, customer demand, the economy, culture, personal beliefs, and many other factors. The question isn’t about what is causing the business process changes — we know your business processes are going to change — the question is do you have a plan to document processes and procedures? Continue reading…

How to Simplify Complex Processes

There are many reasons why procedures become too complex. Many revolve around “too much”, “too many”, or “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” Reducing the complexity of your procedure is simple. Keep it simple. Less is more. Don’t go into long explanations, use industry- or profession-specific terminology, or try to dispense too much information. Remember — complexity is one of the enemies of consistency and quality. So how can you simplify complex processes? Continue reading…

How to Write Error-Free Procedures

It’s at times like these — when the business world is still unsettled after several years of turmoil and prevailing wisdom doesn’t see a quick end to the situation for any of us — that we tend to forget about the far horizon and concentrate on what’s directly in front of us. It’s only natural. Who can think about next year when you’re worried about next month? Continue reading…

What Are the Keys to Developing Procedures?

Bizmanualz is one of the leaders in policies and procedures documentation. Our policy and procedure manuals are written with small to medium businesses (SMBs) in mind. Thousands of companies that have been looking for a way to develop and implement a system of effective policies and procedures quickly have relied on us. So, what are keys to developing procedures? Continue reading…

Difference Between Processes and Procedures

What’s the Difference Between Processes and Procedures?

The difference between processes and procedures can be summed up as breadth and depth. A process defines the big picture and highlights the main elements of your business–breadth. A procedure captures those elements and adds more information for functional responsibilities, objectives, and methods–depth. Taken together, they each have different roles to play in defining the standard operating model of your business. Continue reading…

How to Document Processes and Procedures

Why are you writing a procedure? Most people write procedures to document their daily tasks so they can train others or comply with some requirement — kind of a “punch card” or “time clock” mentality. Others are documenting a process so they can produce better process results — a business process improvement mentality. These are two very different reasons for writing procedures and your answer defines the results you will get with your procedures. If you want to change your results then you need to change your thinking. So what’s the best way to document processes and procedures? Continue reading…