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Management Evaluation SOP

Regrettably, SOP or Standard Operating Procedures have gotten a bad reputation because of the societal and cultural movement toward different schools of thought regarding individualism and micro-management.  However, standard operating procedures have not lost any significance because of popular misconceptions.

Essentially, SOP refers to predetermined rules and actions to achieve prearranged results. The concepts of individualism or the fast past business world have not influenced the importance of such procedures. Because of popular misconceptions, stakeholders must integrate measures that address concerns such as individualism and micro-management.

The most logical solution to take advantage of SOP while easing employees’ minds is within the SOP itself; if SOP entails measures that put the SOP under constant review and evaluation, employees’ concerns should be eased.  This brings us to the issue of SOP in evaluating management.

The fact that virtually every aspect of the daily business should be subject to constant review and evaluation diminishes the argument that executives cannot or should not be measured and evaluated. Yet, there are some additional concerns when it comes to upper-level management, which can include the rather subjective nature of decision-making that plagues the executive daily duties.

This is where SOP can have a significant positive impact by establishing a neutral set of requirements and assessment points that would take the subjectivity out of the evaluation process.

In the coming days and weeks, we will outline specific procedures and measures to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of such SOP.

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