Writing pieces of text that are easy to read and understand is essential in writing, especially if you want to well written, understandable, and good procedures. Here are a few tips to learning how to write well so it’s easier to read for your readers. Continue reading How to Write Well so it’s Easier to Read
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?
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?
There is a lot to do for visitors like you at the Bizmanualz website. You can read informative blog posts or articles, download free policies and procedures, or simply browse our products and services. You can also ask us about your policies and procedures projects or business improvement initiatives through our blog or other social media channels. What are some common policies and procedures questions we get? Continue reading Policies and Procedures Questions Answered
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?
We always start our Well-Defined Processes Class by asking the participants “what’s wrong with your policies and procedures where you work?” and we always get the same answers. Students come to the class from different industries, companies, and geographies and yet we still get the same answers every time. So what are the real reasons behind why people don’t follow procedures? Continue reading Why People Don’t Follow Procedures
What are the key documents that will Help Writing Policies Procedures? There are many Documents that Help Writing Policies Procedures. Start with process maps, FMEA, control plans, compliance standards and business plans. Continue reading Documents that Help Writing Policies Procedures
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
Writing good procedures is an iterative process. The basic steps include developing a process map, drafting the procedure, drafting supporting documents (e.g. forms, job descriptions), testing the documented procedure with the real users, and then continuously updating your process map, procedure, and supporting documents in a PDCA cycle of continual improvement. Continue reading What Makes Good Procedures Good?