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10 Steps to Internal Process Improvement

Build a Better Daily Practice Routine (Even on a Limited Budget)

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Are your workplace practices and procedures relevant or outdated?

Generally acknowledging the value of daily practices is an excellent first step. The logical next step is putting Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) policies, flowcharts, and other procedures in place.  Once established, how do you determine if and when they’ve become obsolete or irrelevant?

Whether informally or at board room meetings, it pays to revisit what you previously set in motion. If not, you may inadvertently cultivate a disruptive workplace.  By no means am I suggesting that you attempt to micromanage workflows or employee behavior!

However, I suggest that managers and supervisors get clear about daily practices that affect their areas of responsibility and the employees who expect to uphold them. The workplace’s always in flux. Keeping tabs on workplace practices will help you keep pace.

Everyone plays a role here: employees, team leads, supervisors, managers, and executive teams.

Yet, supervisors and managers play a critical role often along human resource personnel to ensure their daily practice routines sync up with workplace job functions.  These ten steps will help you build a solid internal process improvement team even on a limited budget:

  • Define team structure/purpose:  Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How.
  • Get cross-departmental team leader supervisor and manager buy-in.
  • Be sure to incorporate the voices of relevant employee volunteers.
  • Identify critical issues problems: Who, What, When, Where, and Why.
  • Set related goals: Who, What When, Where, Why, and How.
  • To gather all applicable info data constraints and resources.
  • Strategize focusing on current versus desired outcomes.
  • Prioritize, then add eliminate or revised practices.
  • Implement a data policy program initial rollout.
  • Make adjustments, then introduce a new policy.

There is a reason to care, to update or discarding outmoded practices has many benefits.

Business to business basis to consumer and stakeholder relations are all improved. Productivity and efficiency levels rise, lowering operating costs. Clear standards and goals are easier to achieve, increasing market share, customer loyalty, and employee satisfaction.

Feel free to email toates@tborders.com with additional questions.