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.

Operations Management

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.” “There’s no standardization. READ MORE

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. Jack describes and discusses many management attributes centered 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

Trends in SOPs

Documenting the Dynamics Between People and Technology  As technology advances there are more and more functions being performed by software. This change has started to impact Polices and Procedures in very interesting ways. Traditionally, the bigger picture “how to’s” (In Zavanta Speak its called a Process) allowed for the authors to spell out who performed 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

“Do you have anything more complex and convoluted?” Said no auditor ever

Trying to get compliant and make your audit process smoother? Clearly outlining how things happen in your organization not only helps demonstrate compliance to auditors, it can actually help you be compliant. Creating SOPs that are accessible to your employees is an effective means to improve operations. At the same time it creates an easy path 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

Getting Better all the time

Getting Better All the Time, Free Online Resources for Small to Medium Businesses.

A desire for “continuous performance improvement” is a hallmark of COMPROSE customers and staff alike. Implementing better SOPs and streamlining processes is one key area, but ongoing success requires continually gaining new skills, keeping up with new trends, and innovative ideas. We found this awesome list from Smart Company on free online resources for small 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

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

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