Your business operations manual
Q-TemplatesTM for TKO or Confluence, the quick and affordable solution for business systems manuals, providing a way of working with documentation, a logical structure and hundreds of pre-written documents and spreadsheets ready for you to adopt or adapt.
The Q-Template™ structure is unique in being structured to make sense to team members and still have placeholders for seamless compliance with the three basic business standards, ISO 9001, AS 4801 and ISO 14001. Your team and your auditor will both be happy because they can both find their way around your systems manual.
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Why your team members want policy & procedure manuals
Many businesses regard ISO 9001 only as a piece of paper that some customers require them to have. They want to take the shortest cut possible. They spend good money on business procedures manuals that few people read. These collect dust on the shelf and only get dragged out every year for the auditor. What a waste of time!
At QDT we have a different attitude. We want you to have living, breathing policy & procedures manuals that your team members love and are actively and enthusiastically contributing to. They love it because they are good people who are loyal to your business. They want peace of mind.
Two reasons why your team members want you to have business operations manuals
- As your loyal team members they want to know that, if they had sudden misfortune, or if they needed to move on to the next phase of their lives, that your business would not suffer. With business operations manuals, their knowledge of your business is safe and they are free of the burden of holding it for you.
- They also want to be able to train new team members quickly and efficiently. Your team is already busy. New team members put extra stress on them. Business operations manuals can reduce this stress at recruitment time.
Why ISO 9001?
ISO 9001 is simply a list of things that a well-run business should be doing. ISO 9001 certification helps you to know that you have all of those bases covered in your documented business systems. It is not an end in itself.
ISO 9001 is like a singing exam
My hobby is singing. I sing because I love it and it is good for me. I sing lots of things, in a choir and by myself. This year I am doing a singing exam. It is true that I'll do some songs especially for the exam, but they are songs that I like and they will become part of my repertoire. It is also true that when the singing exam is approaching, I'll be preparing for it. But why do I sing? For the exam? Of course not! What will the exam give me? The knowledge that I match up to a standard and possibly some extra gigs. Why am I doing it? Mainly because having it as a goal will make me develop aspects of my singing that I might otherwise neglect.
For QDT clients, ISO 9001 is just a singing exam. If you want to complete your business operations manuals properly and practise what is in them, the singing exam might help you get there or give you a sense of achievement. If you pass the exam, you might get more singing gigs from patrons who consider that important. Really, however, you can still wow your audience whether you do the exam or not. Your business operations manuals help everyone to remember 'how to wow'. Your documented business systems give your team members peace of mind so that they can be at their best for you and for your customers.
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