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Standardizing operations, compliance, and training.

The Streamlined Business Blog

Standardizing operations, compliance, and training.

 

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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, March 3, 2021

How to Modernize Your Policy and Procedure Communication

Is your organization wasting time and money developing policies and procedures that no one uses? Organizations that integrate clear policy and procedure communication into everyday life realize improved quality, reduced training / turnover costs, and a more empowered workforce. ( Results l read more... about How to Modernize Your Policy and Procedure Communication

Friday, March 12, 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

Best Practice vs Better Practice – Testing and Refining SOPs

There are layers of gems in this recent Forbes article, which focuses on how to affect change in a “slow-to-change” arena such as government. The article by Eliza Berman was originally published in the Daily Muse . We love this view of best practice vs. better practice. “…the idea that something is the best implies that it can’t be topped. read more... about Best Practice vs Better Practice – Testing and Refining SOPs

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Want your New Hires to Stick Around? Train Them

A great, quick read from INC magazine by Abigail Tracy highlighting a recent study that argues that new hires are less interested in perks and more interested in trainings. Employees want to be set up for success. Interested? Read More Here Onboarding new hires don’t care about perks The benefit of investing in your employees extends beyond the personal fulfillment of your associates and promotes the culture and mission of your organization. read more... about Want your New Hires to Stick Around? Train Them

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Share Your SOPS How You Need To, When You Need To

One of the key elements to making policies and standard operating procedures actually useful is to share your SOPs with your employees. While this sounds obvious, a lot of organizations create old-fashioned SOP documents and employee handbooks only to store them in a binder somewhere that lives in a file drawer with the extra pens and post-its and only gets dusted off for the odd training or to add an update no one reads. read more... about Share Your SOPS How You Need To, When You Need To

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

5 Ways to Finally Get Your Procedure Manuals Done

We’re amazed at the number of people who really want to develop better standard operating procedures for their organization, who clearly understand the benefits of standardized procedures and who even have management mandates and funded projects to develop or update their policies and procedure manuals. read more... about 5 Ways to Finally Get Your Procedure Manuals Done

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Insider’s View: The importance of Policies and Procedures in CFPB audits

Guest blogger, Shelly Snapp shares first hand experience of why well-written policies and procedures are a life-saver in navigating Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) audits in particular. A vast majority of industries today find themselves challenged not just to keep up with the demands of the consumer’s every changing need, but also the changes within the laws and regulations. read more... about Insider’s View: The importance of Policies and Procedures in CFPB audits

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The Propagation of “Busy” is Dangerous Trend

“Do you rush through the morning paper, barely skimming the headlines while answering emails and making kids’ lunches? Do you compete with coworkers over how late you stay at the office each night?” Lisa Evan’s recent piece in Fast Company provides a brief overview of the culture of busy. It is a topic that is rapidly gaining traction and there is a lot of reading material out there. read more... about The Propagation of “Busy” is Dangerous Trend

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Think you know the difference between Policy and Procedure? Test your knowledge!

When writing policies and procedures, it is critical to understand which content is Policy and which content is Procedure to ensure usability and ongoing maintenance and tracking. Many of our customers have told us they know regulators and auditors hate to see Policy mixed with Procedure in company procedures manuals and corporate training material, but they are unsure about how to separate them. read more... about Think you know the difference between Policy and Procedure? Test your knowledge!

Wednesday, March 3, 2021