Hey everybody! Just wanted to reach out and give an update to operations here at Routine Lines. We’ve been busy updating some of our products and in building some new training for writing better Standard Operating Procedure documentation. Below are a few major products we are working on!
Images and Figures – Guidelines
There are plenty of times where words aren’t enough to convey a message. Like the concept of breaking up with someone over text, much can be left to missed tone and ambiguous reference. When this happens, people can get lost in translation. In the context of Standard Operating Procedures, people might not grasp the whole of the instruction from words alone. Including images or figures get us a bit closer to the desired understanding we were hoping to accomplish.
Forgetting The Purpose
We’ve all been there. The intention was to write out a simple process for some small tasks, and now things are turning into a project. Suddenly, we’re left trying to make sense of something far more complicated, like this stock photo of a monkey who has accumulated a bulk supply of restaurant-grade water cups.
Standard Operating Procedures can get complicated from time to time. When they do, the best way to move forward is to develop a procedure’s Purpose.
COVID-19 Preparedness/Response Plan (Part 3)
Hollywood’s COVID-19 Response Can Be Saved By SOPs
Recently, the Screen Actor’s Guild released their researched findings and advised regulations for handling the Coronavirus. The documentation for this …
COVID-19 Preparedness/Response Plan (Part 2)
This is the second part of a three part series, that will break down where COVID transmission risks are in the workplace, and how to go about reducing or eliminating those risks completely. Part 1 is HERE.
Why Do We Need Standard Operating Procedures?
We know that a Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) is a concise, ordered set of instructions documenting how to perform a single task, but why do we need them? The answer to that question isn’t always readily obvious, especially in cases where essential processes can simply be taught through verbal instruction, or where the task appears so straightforward as to not require instruction at all.
Yet in actual fact, there are numerous reasons why SOPs have become de rigueur in the American workplace, and why you should regard them as essential to your own business, big or small. Here are four key reasons why your enterprise needs good, quality SOPs.
COVID-19 Preparedness/Response Plan (Part 1)
This is the first part of a 3 part series, that will break down where COVID transmission risks are most likely in the workplace, and how to go about reducing or eliminating those risks completely.
Local COVID-19 Information
After talking with a number of companies to build our Coronavirus response program, it became apparent that company requirements vary drastically, depending on location, type of business, and other specifics. The array of sources required to mount an informed, effective response to COVID-19 that adheres to each individual case suddenly became overwhelming. Our goal in this post is to provide a simple strategy for discovering YOUR business’s local regulations, so you know exactly what needs to be done.
Update! July 2020
Hey everyone! Just wanted to give a quick update to the website, and catch up a bit on where we are headed. In the past few weeks, we have been working on a couple of things- a website redesign, and to finalize our SOPs on the coronavirus. We’ve hit major milestones on both of these, and so its time to look forward to new avenues.