Do your Standard Operating Procedures help your business to improve its performance?

effective standard operating procedures

Standard Operating Procedures, or SOPs, are an essential part of any business to ensure that quality and consistency occur like clockwork, amidst the busy-ness of day to day working.

Unfortunately SOPs are often under-utilised and this short book can help you to get so much more out of your SOPs by making them part of your day-to-day management approach.

Most businesses fail to use their SOPs effectively, relegating them to become a bunch of documents that get filed away, never to be looked at again!

But, SOPs can be used as a tool to help you increase the performance of your business, if you use them in the right way.

Whether you are new to SOPs or have come across this book as part of your lean manufacturing journey, the ideas contained in this practical guide can help your business regardless of which sector you operate in.

Included in this book

To  help you make your SOPs an effective part of your business management approach, this book includes:

  • A refresher on how SOPs can benefit your business.
  • Effective ways to create your SOPs.
  • The idea of ‘writing pairs’ to write even more effective SOPs.
  • Creating a ‘SOP map’ to better use SOPs in an ongoing way.
  • Linking your daily routines to your SOPs.

Downloadable templates

Also included with this book is a link to five downloadable templates that you can use immediately. The downloads include formats that you can use for your own SOPs and other documents to help you get the most out of your procedures.