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.

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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 like: 75% error reduction, 50% reduction in employee onboarding time are NOT uncommon) So, the potential value is there, but 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

Write, Share, Manage SOPs – The Core Functions

For people new to Zavanta software, understanding a few key concepts is the first step to success.  As part of our Getting Started Coaching and onboarding for new clients, I start at the very beginning.   Zavanta  is user-friendly software that helps you with SOPs. I helps with three core things. It helps you: Write READ MORE

What Hurts? Addressing Points of Pain with Policies and Procedures

  Admittedly, Hemingway probably had something more poetic in mind than SOPs, but the advice still holds. Clients implement Zavanta software for a variety of reasons, chief among them are growing pains. Whether it is the confusion that seems to strike at around 50 employees, fast growth, or operations that are so borderline non-operational-it hurts. READ MORE

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. This is not to READ MORE

Policies and Procedures in the News – CDC – Ebola – Anthrax

Policies and Standard Operating Procedures show up in the headlines from time to time, and rarely in celebration of polices and procedures well implemented. But recent headlines  regarding the break down of communicating safety protocols at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) have been persistent–and more than a little alarming. And what first appeared to 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

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 READ MORE

Why Are Standard Operating Procedures Important?

The important task of writing policies and procedures rarely gets the respect it deserves. Most people recognize the need for having standard policies, but standard operating procedures often get viewed as a necessary evil. Why is that? The COMPROSE Policy and Procedure Pros decided to devote this post to concisely answering the fundamental question: why READ MORE

Video – What Really Makes an SOP Good? Performance!

Did you know that if done right, a user-friendly Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) “system” is one of the fastest, most cost-effective ways to standardize work processes, control quality and keep employees trained and operating efficiently? (The research backs it up. See our previous post: The Best Method for Reducing Workplace Errors.) Most people are unaware READ MORE

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