Is a Standard Operating Procedures manual really essential?
Yes, and it’s easy to see why. When you leave your job for any reason—promotion, vacation, retirement—you suddenly find yourself scrambling to write down everything for your replacement. You realize that written procedures are indeed essential (and you wish you didn’t have to write them in a rush).
How about when someone else departs—and takes all her corporate knowledge with her? Wouldn’t it be great to have that essential information in writing?
Or, worst-case scenario, a disaster hits, natural or manmade. You have to evacuate your office and be ready to work offsite for who knows how many days. What’s the one essential document you must take with you?
That’s right: your Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual, complete with typical daily activities, checklists and those all-important contacts, both inside and outside the company. The only way to be prepared is to … well, prepare! Fortunately, it’s simple, thanks to the training you’ll find in Creating a Standard Operating Procedures Manual: An Essential Business Tool for Every Office.
If the idea of documenting everything you do seems daunting, rest assured, it needn’t be. In this special Executive Summary, author Patricia Robb shows you exactly how to create a thorough, effective SOP manual as easily as possible. The training includes: