Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)


In business, consistency is key. A business that runs predictably and smoothly will operate efficiently and provide an ideal environment for employees. In order to achieve this level of consistency, a business must not only have technical documentation describing what to do when things go wrong, but also technical documentation describing how to complete processes when things are running normally. Utilizing a technical writing team to carefully document daily processes reduces the likelihood of employees making mistakes. Documenting Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) will improve efficiency and output, as well as lower risk factors.

What are Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)?

Standard Operating Procedures are step-by-step instructions compiled to help employees carry out routine operations. Although everyday tasks often appear to be mundane and simple to experienced employees, they are much more complicated for new hires. A technical writing team has experience in breaking down the basic tasks that are often taken for granted into coherent step-by-step instructions. Some examples of these types of tasks include locking up at the end of a shift, answering phone calls, accepting deliveries, and clocking in. Creating a set of instructions for every task that employees should follow ensures that industry regulations are always met, and that employees understand the responsibilities of their positions. SOPs are an important piece of technical documentation when it comes to maximizing safety and productivity.

Benefits of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Standard Operating Procedures improve the efficiency and safety of an organization, while simultaneously reducing threats of litigation. Utilizing a technical writing team to document SOPs results in improved outcomes and shows demonstrable reductions in miscommunications.

Standard Operating Procedures ( SOPs ) provide companies with excellent user guides to ensure details are never missed
  • Improves employee efficiency and company-wide communication
  • Reduces employee guesswork, leading to lower employer and employee risk
  • Creates a more consistent and cohesive work environment
  • Lowers risk of litigation
  • SOPs Ensure that operations comply with industry regulations

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Written by Jeffrey Pinsker-Smith