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.

Standardizing Operations

Standard Operating Procedures: Straight jacket or Lifeline?

You can divide most people into two categories when it comes to standard operating procedures: those who see them as a lifeline for effective operations and those who see them as a negative force, a straight jacket constraining creativity and innovation. How do you achieve the positive results SOPs provide and turn around the negative […] READ MORE

SOPs for Process Improvement? Absolutely!

Recently an Executive coach we’ve been working with commented about how our Operations Mapping method – linking processes to detailed standard operating procedures, work instructions and policies — is a perfect fit for improving organizational performance, process improvement and re-engineering applications. We agree. Our clients do too. Yet, some people resist this idea. The resistance […] READ MORE

The Importance of Execution: Why Don’t Companies “Get This”?

It’s the foundation of our business at COMPROSE from Operations Mapping to Zavanta software. We write about it. We preach it. We’re passionate about it. We help our clients do it. It’s the underlying theme in some of the most popular business books on the market today – executing your mission. The really great companies […] READ MORE

Think “Systemizing” is Boring and Low Value? Think Again!

Many people resist “systems-thinking” and standardizing operations or think its boring mumbo jumbo. For those of you nodding your head in agreement right now, consider this: $360,000 saved in one work group (direct mail services group) Achieved ISO9000 in half the normal time (manufacturer) 65% reduction in defects (manufacturer) Standardized operations across 160 branch locations […] READ MORE

Lighten the Load: Decluttering Your Business Systems

Part of clearing the decks for the New Year involves clearing desks—weeding out all the old files, old projects, and miscellaneous odds and ends that take up physical and mental space and block progress. Decluttering frees up space, energy, and restores focus so you can get more done. You probably declutter your workspace when it […] READ MORE

How to Make Your Organization “Bulletproof”

In a prescient article “Contingency Plan Key to Surviving Economic Downturns,” Jayme Broudy makes a compelling case about the importance of standardizing operations and streamlining business processes as a means to survive economic downturns. He talks about the importance of “investing” in long-term survival and asks: “So what does ‘invest to insure long-term survival’ really […] READ MORE

Do “Unwritten Rules” Undermine Your Business?

Whether you have an official Operations Manual or not, the people in your organization apply policies and procedures everyday to guide decisions and complete their work. You might ask, Why bother to write down standard operating procedures and policies and make them “official”? Many organizations don’t. They operate by “unwritten rules,” informal policies and procedures […] READ MORE

Standardize Best Practices

When you have developed a winning system that’s getting great results, it’s time to clone it and multiply your success. That’s just what COMPROSE’s Zavanta software recently helped The University of Miami’s nationally recognized entrepreneurial resource center, The Launch Pad, achieve. Zavanta played an integral role in The Launch Pad’s successful initiative to clone and […] READ MORE

Are Your “Core Systems” and “Key Processes” a Joke?

We had to laugh out loud at the June 3rd “Dilbert” comic strip. As usual, Scott Adams put his finger on how often strategic management processes like “core systems”– that sound so good in the board room–can misfire and become punchlines around the water cooler. Are you actually encouraging your employees and colleagues to act […] READ MORE

Doing the right things — consistently

That’s a core principle of Sam Silverstein’s methodology and book: “No More Excuses – The Five Accountabilities for Personal and Organizational Growth.” “We are accountable to do the right things consistently.” Sam goes on to explain: “The problem is many managers are great at the strategic level but don’t define the right things that need […] READ MORE

Privacy Policy

Updated May 25, 2020

 

When you browse our website or register to access our resources or contact Sales, you’re trusting us with your information. We take our data privacy responsibility seriously and work hard to protect your information.

This Privacy Policy is meant to help you understand what information we collect. We explain how we collect it and how you can update, manage, export, and delete your information.

 

1. Visitors to comprose.com

You can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Our web servers collect the domain names, not the e-mail addresses, of visitors.

In general, we gather information about users of the Site collectively and anonymized in order to determine, for example, which areas users access more frequently and which materials users access the most.

This information helps us to determine what is most beneficial for our users, and how we can continually create a better overall experience for our users by improving the content of the Site.

There are times however, when we may need information from you, such as your name and address. Customarily, the personal information COMPROSE obtains is used only to respond to inquiries, to process orders, for product registration, or to allow us to email you information about our product and services.

We may also ask you to voluntarily provide us with information for market research such as, your interests, demographics, and experience with our products.

 

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