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Standardizing operations, compliance, and training.

The Streamlined Business Blog

Standardizing operations, compliance, and training.

 

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Standardizing Operations


How to Grow Your Business Without Spiraling Out of Control

Growth is a BIG topic for today’s business leaders in organizations of all sizes, industries. If you’re already on a fast trajectory or in expansion mode, you’ve probably experienced some of the operational challenges in scaling an organization. Here’s what your C-level peers are telling us: “We still operate off tribal knowledge. read more... about How to Grow Your Business Without Spiraling Out of Control

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Zavanta Software Principles Highlighted in New Book "Secrets of Success with Procedures"

In his new book Secrets of Success With Procedures , Jack Nicholas, Jr., BS, MBA, P.E., CMRP, CRL, internationally recognized expert in business operations and maintenance reliability and a decorated US Navy veteran and naval engineer, shares his experiences on the importance of written procedures to operations success. read more... about Zavanta Software Principles Highlighted in New Book "Secrets of Success with Procedures"

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Client Success Story: Bluegrass Community Family Practice

“Having all our standard operating procedures (SOPs) accessible at our fingertips is better for our patients and better for our staff. Zavanta has saved us time, improved accuracy and confidence, and reduced stress,” -Dr. Brian Sosnin In a recent interview, staff at Bluegrass Comm read more... about Client Success Story: Bluegrass Community Family Practice

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Trends in SOPs

Documenting the Dynamics Between People and Technology As technology advances there are more and more functions being performed by software. This change has started to impact Polices and Procedures in very interesting ways. Traditionally, the bigger picture “how to’s” (In Zavanta Speak its called a Process) allowed for the authors to spell out who performed each step. read more... about Trends in SOPs

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

We Have Always Done it This Way

The most dangerous phrase in the language: We have always done it this way! These words, attributed to Grace Hopper offer real insight into patterns that keep businesses stuck. Times change, businesses change, technology changes, and it is important to look at processes and make sure that they still make sense. read more... about We Have Always Done it This Way

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

A Spatial Approach to Streamlining Operations

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” – Winston Churchill Creating Productive and Supportive Office Space At COMPROSE, we are all about streamlining operations to get the best possible performance. Often that involves crafting clear SOPs and policies with Zavanta software . But there are other factors including how you structure your office. read more... about A Spatial Approach to Streamlining Operations

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Writing Policies and Procedures Manuals Started as a Way to Prevent Trainwrecks

Article Header Subheading here Did you ever wonder who started writing policies and procedures manuals and why? Well in America at least, it seems the railroads started writing policies and procedures as a way to prevent trainwrecks. That’s what scholar JoAnne Yates discovered in her book Control Through Communication: The Rise of System in American Management . read more... about Writing Policies and Procedures Manuals Started as a Way to Prevent Trainwrecks

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Are Your Bank Policies and Procedures Flexible Enough to Handle Exceptions?

Training bank employees and keeping them compliant with regulations is a big challenge. Just about every business is interested in improving organizational performance and with the increased regulations coming down the pike, it is only going to get more difficult to achieve compliance. As we shared read more... about Are Your Bank Policies and Procedures Flexible Enough to Handle Exceptions?

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Tip to Keep Compliance Policies and Procedures from Becoming Unusable

Why do so many companies end up writing policies and procedures that are confusing and full of redundancies as well as extremely difficult to update and maintain? The root cause is typically the underlying structure (or lack of structure). Here is a technique that will help. It might seem a little counter-intuitive for some people, but keep an open mind. read more... about Tip to Keep Compliance Policies and Procedures from Becoming Unusable

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Add a “Help Line” to your Policies and Procedures

There is a simple and powerful step you can take to dramatically increase the usefulness of your standard operating procedures, Operations Manuals, and Employee manuals. You can make it easy for employees to get help or ask questions by adding a Help Line. If you build a “Help Line” into your procedures and you will boost in employees’ willingness to use and follow your company’s standard procedures. read more... about Add a “Help Line” to your Policies and Procedures

Wednesday, March 3, 2021