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Standardizing operations, compliance, and training.

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Standardizing operations, compliance, and training.

 

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Managing Change and Growth


Manage the “Human Factor” to Overcome Change Resistance–Competing Initiatives

Manage the “Human Factor” to Overcome Change Resistance–Competing Initiatives Blob-2005 The third most common error organizations fall into when trying to overcome change resistance, according to Mike Aroney’s article, “The Non-Technical Side of Reliability,” is Competing Initiatives. read more... about Manage the “Human Factor” to Overcome Change Resistance–Competing Initiatives

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

How to Grow Your Business Without Spiraling Out of Control

How to Grow Your Business Without Spiraling Out of Control Blog-1001 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. read more... about How to Grow Your Business Without Spiraling Out of Control

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Trends in SOPs

Trends in SOPs Blog-1014 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 each step. read more... about Trends in SOPs

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Best Practice vs Better Practice – Testing and Refining SOPs

Best Practice vs Better Practice – Testing and Refining SOPs Blog-1020 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 . read more... about Best Practice vs Better Practice – Testing and Refining SOPs

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Trying to Grow…the Role of Business Operations

Trying to Grow…the Role of Business Operations Blog-1021 “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 ZavantaSOP software , and that topic regularly comes up in implementation coaching. read more... about Trying to Grow…the Role of Business Operations

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Manage the "Human Factor" to Overcome Change Resistance (Part 1)

Manage the "Human Factor" to Overcome Change Resistance (Part 1) Blog-1036 Overcoming barriers to implementing positive organizational change is a huge challenge. Too many companies want to standardize operations and streamline business processes only to run aground when they try to implement changes. read more... about Manage the "Human Factor" to Overcome Change Resistance (Part 1)

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Manage the “Human Factor” to Overcome Change Resistance (Part 2)

Manage the “Human Factor” to Overcome Change Resistance (Part 2) Blog-1037 In a pre-holiday post, we started commenting on a thought-provoking article The Non-Technical Side of Reliability by Mike Aroney that offers some insights into why so many companies fail to achieve their goals to standardize operations and streamline business processes because of the all too common barrier of resistance to change. read more... about Manage the “Human Factor” to Overcome Change Resistance (Part 2)

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Manage the “Human Factor” to Overcome Change Resistance–Under-Communicating

Manage the “Human Factor” to Overcome Change Resistance–Under-Communicating Blog-1039 According to Mike Aroney’s article, The Non-Technial Side of Reliability, the second most common error organizations fall into when trying to overcome change resistance is Under-Communicating. They focus on the technical side and forget the all important Human factor. read more... about Manage the “Human Factor” to Overcome Change Resistance–Under-Communicating

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Not Your Father's SOPs

Not Your Father's SOPs Blog-1106 Think SOPs are boring and just a waste of time? Does creating and updating SOPs always tend to get backburnered at your company because every time you think of SOPs you think of the static, dust-collecting company procedures manual sitting on a shelf somewhere? If s read more... about Not Your Father's SOPs

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Manage the “Human Factor” to Overcome Change Resistance — Disengaged Leadership

Manage the “Human Factor” to Overcome Change Resistance — Disengaged Leadership Blog-2004 According to Mike Aroney’s article, “The Non-Technical Side of Reliability,” disengaged leadership is the first of three common errors organizations fall into when they try to implement change. read more... about Manage the “Human Factor” to Overcome Change Resistance — Disengaged Leadership

Wednesday, April 5, 2023