• Yvonne Abao posted an update 6 months ago

    Policy, Processes, and Procedures

    Policies, processes, and procedures are all essential parts of any organization. They ensure compliance with specific rules and regulations that are to be followed and also serve as a guide in making decisions. Having established all three provides order within the organization. To properly discern the differences between the three, it would be possible to envision a pyramid in which Policy is at the top, followed by process, and procedure at the very bottom.

    Policy refers to a definite course of action or strategic direction of the organization as decided by higher management. The process is a set of interrelated activities that are able to turn inputs into certain outputs. Lastly, at the bottom of the structured pyramid, is the procedure that contains the specific step-by-step procedures an individual would need to go through to complete any task in a detailed manner.

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