A standard operating procedure is a document providing explicit directions for completing a certain task or operating a certain system.David Oragui
SOP documents have detailed information on how to operate and manage your backend business operations. They should be “living” documents that should be updated frequently with changes in tools, technologies, workflows, processes, team members, etc.
SOPs are important because organizations and businesses can optimize and systemize their processes. Examples of why Standard Operating Procedures are important can include:
Perhaps the best way to illustrate the importance of developing SOP documentation is to consider the negative impact of not doing so. Basically, it leaves too much up to chance: There’s no guarantee that best practices will be followed at all times, that all team members will remain in alignment, or that the organization will continue to operate positively and effectively.David Oragui
Keeping that in mind here are some non-negotiables when setting up your very own SOPs!
I have Standard Operating Procedures for every service I offer but if you are just getting started and want to start with something a little less robust, think big scale!
Start with categories like team ops, client ops, marketing, etc.
This is most important when working with a team with a different learning style than you do. Having both the written & video will create really robust SOPs that your team and clients understand!
Save the time and the headache.
We ALL know that ClickUp is my go-to #1 tool! You can create a sustainable & extensive system to house your business information and basically build a library of resources & SOPs that you can easily pull from and reference when needed.
When you house your SOPs in the same place as your tasks, you have easy access and clear organization that works FOR YOU!
The last and seemingly most daunting step with SOPs would be to start creaing the magic!
The best part about it, it doesn’t have to be difficult if you take it one step at a time.
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Now is the time to start organizing. In order for you to be successful in supporting your business with your SOPs, you need a functional way to house, access, & link them to tasks & projects.No need to spend time building a structure in ClickUp when I’ve already got one for you!