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Creating a Standard Operating Procedures Manual

Now you can have an SOP manual for writing your SOP manual.

If you got promoted, could someone easily move into your current job? If key people departed, or disaster struck, could your office stay in business? Keep things humming with Creating a Standard Operating Procedures Manual: An Essential Business Tool for Every Office.

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Dear Colleague:

Is a Standard Operating Procedures manual really essential?

Yes, and it’s easy to see why. When you leave your job for any reason—promotion, vacation, retirement—you suddenly find yourself scrambling to write down everything for your replacement. You realize that written procedures are indeed essential (and you wish you didn’t have to write them in a rush).

How about when someone else departs—and takes all her corporate knowledge with her? Wouldn’t it be great to have that essential information in writing?

Or, worst-case scenario, a disaster hits, natural or manmade. You have to evacuate your office and be ready to work offsite for who knows how many days. What’s the one essential document you must take with you?
That’s right: your Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual, complete with typical daily activities, checklists and those all-important contacts, both inside and outside the company. The only way to be prepared is to … well, prepare! Fortunately, it’s simple, thanks to the training you’ll find in Creating a Standard Operating Procedures Manual: An Essential Business Tool for Every Office.
If the idea of documenting everything you do seems daunting, rest assured, it needn’t be. In this special Executive Summary, author Patricia Robb shows you exactly how to create a thorough, effective SOP manual as easily as possible. The training includes:
  • Why to write a procedures manual. Important for you to know, and for others you’ll need to persuade to participate.
  • What a procedures manual is not. Don’t confuse it with the orientation manual HR gives to new hires.
  • Tools and resources for your manual. What to include, and how to get help finding it.
  • Guidelines on writing procedures. For example, what to keep confidential.
Best of all, you’ll have 6 sample documents to follow, from a table of contents to an activity log to an out-of-the-office checklist and more. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. You’ll have an SOP manual for writing your SOP manual.
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We chose admin expert Patricia Robb to author this Executive Summary on SOPs—and you’ll be glad we did.

Here at Business Management Daily, we were delighted when Patricia Robb agreed to author this report on creating a Standard Operating Procedures manual.

Patricia has been an administrative assistant for nearly 30 years and is now executive assistant to the CEO of a not-for-profit organization. She’s also a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals and the author of Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today’s Administrative Assistant.

A veteran admin … a proven author … no one is better qualified to help you write a manual that gives you and your organization peace of mind. Because you’ll know someone could step in and fulfill your responsibilities without a major disruption.

Let’s walk through the Executive Summary and see what Patricia has in store for you …
  • The Case for Writing Procedures Manuals. Main reason #1 is to ensure business continuity in case of a disaster (think Katrina, Sandy or 9/11), or simply when a colleague goes on vacation. The person’s job Creating a Standard Operating Procedures Manualdoesn’t go on vacation—somebody has to do it! Main reason #2: succession planning, so new people get up to speed fast. It’s vital for every position in your organization.
  • Creating a Manual: Where to Start. Begin with a table of contents to organize your thoughts. Patricia gives you a sample to work from. She also helps you understand which parts of your complete manual should be electronic, printed or both; what to include in a special quick-reference manual; and how often your manuals should be reviewed and/or updated.
  • Tool and Resources for Your Manual. You’ll want an activity log to keep track of routine tasks (yes, there’s a sample) … your job description … checklists (Patricia gives you 4 of them) … screenshots (why retype everything?) … and helpful networks with other admins or members of professional organizations. Plus: a valuable information source you probably wouldn’t think of, but when you hear it, you’ll think “Of course!”
Patricia also helps you with procedures that don’t go in your manual. For example, signs and instructions you can post as needed throughout the office—how to use photocopiers, web-hosting software, the projector in the boardroom and so on. Such details loom large when you’re on a deadline or trying to impress a client.
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You’ll be amazed at how much advice Patricia packs into Creating a Standard Operating Procedures Manual. The ideas just keep coming.

How can Creating a Standard Operating Procedures Manual be only 19 pages long yet be so complete? Patricia practices what she preaches, by focusing on essential information, with no fluff, so you can get right to the business of writing your manual. Additional content includes:
  • Guidelines on Writing Procedures. How to put yourself in the shoes of someone who doesn’t know how to do a task. What to keep confidential. (Hint: no passwords.) How to keep references to people generic so your manual is evergreen.
  • A Typical Day. This checklist is ideal for short-term replacements. Patricia gives you a sample. Also, there’s a sample of the out-of-office checklist she uses for herself when she’s away but still has responsibilities.
  • Less Is More and Finalizing Your Manual. Worried about having to write a 200-page manual? It doesn’t have to be like that—and shouldn’t be. But your final manual does need to include everything essential for getting the job done, plus incidental details such as the boss’s likes and dislikes. Patricia helps you walk the line between too much info and not enough.
The bottom line? A procedures manual is a win-win for everyone—not only the next person coming on board, but also you, your team, the boss and the entire organization.

The benefits to you go far beyond the manual itself. By taking the initiative to create an SOP manual, you show leadership and commitment to your organization’s success. Does that sound like it would bode well for your career? We think so, too.
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Creating a Standard Operating Procedures Manual: An Essential Business Tool for Every Office is a vital tool in its own right. There’s no better way to ensure the smooth functioning of your business—and no better time than now to order.

If there’s one thing this millennium has taught us, it’s that (to put it politely) stuff happens. People come and go … unforeseen events occur … you simply can’t predict what the next day will bring.

But you can predict how you’ll cope with whatever happens. You’ll cope just fine, thanks to the guidelines in Creating a Standard Operating Procedures Manual.
In today’s uncertain environment, having SOPs is simply a must. So we’ve made sure that Creating a Standard Operating Procedures Manual removes every obstacle to taking action. The report keeps it simple, from text to templates, so you and your colleagues can create your manual and get back to business. And we’ve made your decision even easier with a surprisingly low price.
Creating a Standard Operating Procedures ManualIn fact, I’d say the price is ridiculously low, considering how much you’ll gain in productivity and peace of mind.

Also, please remember my money-back guarantee. If the Executive Summary is anything less than you expected, I’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Your only risk lies in not taking action. I urge you to get going on your SOP manual. Your first procedure: Order the Executive Summary.

Regards,

Phillip Ash

Phillip A. Ash
Publisher
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P.S. One of the best ways to get promoted is to make it easy for your organization to replace you. How can you move ahead unless someone else can step into your shoes?

By creating an SOP … by helping the new person follow in your footsteps … you show the boss you’re proactive and ready to advance.

Plus, with an SOP handy, the newbie won’t have to bug you with questions about how to do every little thing.

All the more reason to order now.


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