Our last two blogs provided questions to answer when developing your Policies & Procedures (P & P) Framework, as well as defining the approach to use for your P & P Initiative.
Here is a partial list of other factors to consider within your P & P Framework:
- Establish naming conventions for files and document titles.
- Create standards for commonly used terms and phrases. Example: how will the Staff be referenced in the P & P’s? Will they be referenced as “Employees,” “Associates,” or “Staff?” Standardizing those commonly used terms and phrases reduces confusion.
- Determine how often documents will be published.
- Define the maintenance requirements. Example: when will the written documents be reviewed for continued relevance and applicability?
As we discussed in our newsletter, the P & P Framework will provide the blueprint for the implementation and maintenance of your P & P’s. So it is valuable to have as many of the specifications defined as possible.
Aldridge Kerr can assist you in developing your P & P Framework. Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com to discuss how we can assist you in improving how you do what you do.
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