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.

SOP

SOP Communication Is Going Mobile – Are You Ready?

Almost every new client we talk to these days wants their employees to be able to view standard operating procedures and policies on any device. Unfortunately, most organizations already have pages and pages of documentation using a format that is suitable for 8.5 x 11 printed page, but not for online. For these organizations, moving to READ MORE

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

Standard Operating Procedures: Powerful Business Tool or Colossal Waste of Time?

In today’s economy, when you need to maximize every dollar, too many companies are overlooking the heavy toll operations problems (including training, regulatory non-compliance) take on the organization’s bottom line. Download this article and learn how to avoid the “epic fail” when it comes to standard operating procedures (SOPs) and how modern organizations are creating READ MORE

Policy Procedures – 7 Signs You Have Outgrown MS Word

If your method for developing SOPs and policies is MS Word® or MS Excel® you may be unaware that there is a better way! Don’t get us wrong, MS Word is a fantastic tool for general purposes—just not for SOPs. If you only have a handful of procedures that rarely change, then the “do-it-yourself” in READ MORE

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

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

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

SOPs – Why Not Just the Steps?

This question comes up a lot in Zavanta Coaching sessions. To save time and get to the point,  why not just list the steps for how to do a task?  Clearly, the action steps are one of the biggest parts of SOPs. But, step by steps  are not the only information that makes for good READ MORE

How smart do you have to be to assemble an IKEA shelf?

So you just bought a shelving set at IKEA and go home to set it up. You crack open the box and the instructions. Can you put together without a degree in Engineering? The IKEA assembly problem is so common it’s gotten to be a joke! Chances are you can muddle through the instructions until READ MORE

Are you throwing money away on policies and procedures no one uses? (Part 1)

Instead of viewing policies and procedures (P&Ps) as a vital tool and “game plan” to run their business better, many managers perceive the task of writing policies and procedures as a necessary evil. “Old-fashioned” thinking and misconceptions take people down the wrong path immediately and cost organizations hundreds of thousands of dollars in wasted time READ MORE

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