The Streamlined Business Blog

The Streamlined Business Blog is all about getting—and keeping—Operations Under Control by implementing good business systems, processes, and standard operating procedures. Our staff experts blog regularly on a range of topics including: Operations Mapping approaches, systems-based management, standardizing operations, calculating costs and ROI for systems improvements and a whole lot more.

Business Systems

CFPB Changes for the Mortgage Industry Driving Strong Interest in Zavanta

Interest in  Zavanta Policy and Procedure Software continues to increase as more aspects of the CFPB’s (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) come online. Established in 2010, with a mandate to regulate and enforce consumer financial protection laws this year will bring changes for the mortgage industry starting in August 2015. Gearing up for procedural changes in READ MORE

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 Community Family Practice shared how Zavanta SOP software from COMPROSE Inc has READ MORE

Operational Issues? Try Transparency. Got Something to Sell? Make It Easy

“Identify and share the “5 W’s” of company decisions. When business decisions are made — whether big or small — fill employees in on the details. If information is consistently withheld, it is difficult for employees to understand the strategy and trajectory of the company and their role within it. As such, their work can easily READ MORE

Costly Employee Interuptions

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. Here READ MORE

Strategic Thinking Or Strategic Action?

A recent INC Magazine article highlights misconceptions about strategic thinking. Will Yakowicz points out the paradox suggesting that rather than being about thinking it is really about action. It is the act of filtering through all the possible priorities , understanding which will most be in line with your company’s mission, and then taking action READ MORE

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 READ MORE

Trying to Grow…the Role of Business Operations

“Growth is a competency that must be baked into the DNA of the company.” – Sean Ellis, Entrepreneur Magazine Preparing and supporting growth in business operations is one common reason companies implement Zavanta SOP software, and that topic regularly comes up in implementation coaching. As a borderline “obsessive” reader of  operational management literature, I see READ MORE

Are you throwing money away writing policies and procedures no one uses? (Part 2)

How can you tell if your company’s policies and procedures are delivering business benefits? To assess the business value you are getting from your Policy and Procedures ask yourself the following questions: Does everyone in the organization have easy visibility on how things are done at all levels? Are roles and responsibilities clearly defined? Are READ MORE

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

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. Yates examined the READ MORE

What Do the Best-run Companies Do About IT SOPs?

Tech Republic.com is a great resource for all subjects IT and technical trends. But there’s a lot there too that touches business management best practices. We found an interesting post in their IT Leadership blog that explains the value of IT SOPS for CIOs and IT management. In the post “Mastering the Mundane with SOPs READ MORE

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