One of the questions I commonly get asked about administrative procedures is, “If I create a binder, won’t my company be able to replace me easier?”
My answer is always this: If a binder of procedures can replace you, you aren’t adding value.
The goal of procedures is to help someone get through the basic steps of doing a job when you can’t do it – either because you’re too busy, on vacation, or out sick. Procedures make you more prepared and professional, reduce your stress level, and show that you’re looking out for your executive, team, and company.
Procedures also help prepare you for project opportunities, career advancement, or a new job. I can tell you from experience, the last thing you want to do in your final two weeks at a company is document procedures. You don’t have the energy, time, or enthusiasm to do it.
There are a lot of best practices, tools, and techniques you can utilize to keep yourself, your office, and your executive on task. However, few are more effective than procedures. They are your ultimate efficiency tool! Read this week’s feature article for more in-depth information on how to create your procedures. You can also find more tips and advice on procedures on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages. Then be sure to check out the FREE webinar and 5-day challenge we have coming up later this month. It’s exactly what you need to put your office procedures on the fast track!
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