How to Create Company Protocols. Creating a company protocol is serious business and takes a great deal of work to do well. Whether you are taking the initiative for change or a supervisor has asked you to create the protocol, there are some standard steps to take in creating a protocol that will potentially change the workflow and morale of your coworkers. Take the time to follow these steps, and you will have an easier time creating company protocols.
Find a topic to add or alter the company protocol. This can come in one of two ways. Either you are displeased or see need for improvement in a specific aspect of company life and move forward to change the protocol yourself, or you are assigned the responsibility to change company protocol.
Research the topic you are creating a protocol for. The best place to find information about company protocol is your employee handbook. If you do not find any information, consult your human resources department, they have a wealth of knowledge regarding protocol.
Keep the wording simple while writing the protocol. No matter what your business is, there is a tendency to get overly complicated while writing sensitive material like protocols. Keep the acronyms to a minimum and use wording that will communicate from the most senior person to the newest employee.
Seek the advice of your coworkers. Let them read your protocol and give comments. In protocols, it is always best to have multiple points of view looking at the document. You need to maintain editorial control, but asking for opinions may open up your eyes to gaps in logic you might have missed before.
Create multiple drafts and let supervisors and human resources approve before implementing your protocol into company practice. Giving everyone an opportunity to review gives them a sense of ownership as well.