So how do you make sure that you provide an enjoyable position, one that addresses the needs of an employee at all levels, whilst also working with your company goals?
The answer is by adopting our HR best practices, which are detailed below.
At Process Street, we recognize the hr department as a kind of middle man between your business and your employee. By adopting our HR best practices, it ensures that a balance between your business and employee is obtained.
Specifically, the development of the original Half-Life makes for an interesting case-study, and represents a model of innovative agile organizational management.
Half-Life is remembered as one of the best games of all time, and the intense environment in which it was created – where the Cabal process was born – is testament to that legacy.
Companies like Valve, Zappos, Semco, and even Google have come up with different models to enable the potential of their workers. These methods give power to the employees to pursue their own entrepreneurial pet projects.
Tesla’s innovation is equal part production process as it is the product; you need only look to the hulking Gigafactories to find evidence of this.
Similarly, Facebook’s success is not just in the service it offers users, but also how it was designed to scale to billions of users.
The process of organizational management is always an important factor in the outcome of these hugely successful products.
In this post I’ll be looking at democratic methods of organizational management, with a particular focus on Valve’s Cabal process. I’ll also mention a couple of other interesting examples of holocratic organizational management, and talk about our own internal structure at Process Street.
Here’s a quick breakdown of each section, if you want to jump ahead:
Now, I’ve always been a pretty terrible record keeper in my own life.
To remedy this I tried the hoarder technique. If I thought something was even remotely important, I’d throw it in a box file and vow to come back to it one day in the future.
It was only when I came to moving, and thought I’d try to Marie Kondo my crap away, that I dug out all my box files and the piles of messy paper inside them.
I’ll be really honest with you – it’s not an approach to records management that I would recommend.
Your business probably creates exponentially more records than I do, so you certainly can’t use an unthought-out approach to records management either.
That’s why we’ve decided to take some of the basics of records management, explain them, and give you a series of actionable ways to get started taking control over the lifecycles of records in your company.
This is a guest post from Pauline Farris, a translator who speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian. She travelled the world to immerse herself in new cultures and learn languages. Today she is proud to be a voting member of the American Translators Association and an active participant of the Leadership Council of its Portuguese Language Division.
The world of business is changing fast and there’s no time for hesitation.
In every domain, competition is getting strong and the market is getting less tolerant of mistakes. This is why more and more companies worldwide are embracing Business Process Management (BPM).
BPM is a management system which aims at improving a company’s overall performance through optimization of important business processes, appropriate management, and maintaining those changes which have been made.
This shows that companies on a global level have recognized the need for improvement, development, and change.
Can business process management help your organization achieve its goals? It’s time to take a deeper look. Here is an exploration of the main benefits of adopting BPM and the reason why the BPM market is thriving worldwide.
Startup life is hard enough when you’re trying to get a product off the ground.
But the challenge doesn’t stop at your first investment round.
The growth stage of a startup is where a whole load more are likely to flounder. You’ve made big promises to your investors and you’re struggling to meet those targets – not ideal.
Achieving the first stages of growth necessary to access further venture capital, or generate revenues you can rely on, is not easy. Your customers have higher expectations for your product and your team is expanding and professionalizing all while you’re still trying to improve output.
Fortunately, conferences exist where you can go to watch lectures, promote your product, and realize that everyone else is fighting the same issues at the networking events.
One growing scene at the moment is the European SaaS market.
Not as mature as its American cousin, the SaaS market in Europe has an explosion of companies and all of them are vying for that next stage of growth.
That’s why we went down to SaaStr Europa to find out what advice the speakers and panels would have for the 2019 cohort.
In this Process Street article, we’ll cover the key business growth lessons from a series of headline lectures:
Logging in to Paris
The Answers to Everything – with SaaStr, G2, Twilio, and CircleCI
Yahoo! lost $350 million to their sale price after the reveal that a security breach had caused 3 billion accounts to be compromised. They learned the hard way that if you have sensitive data you’ll also need measures to protect it.
You need an easy way to secure your processes without providing extra hoops for your team to jump through and get confused over.
This feature lets you hide tasks from viewers with variable permission levels within your checklists. You’re left with a checklist that shows different tasks to different people based on what you think they should see.
The best thing? It solves your security and clarity issues while providing a singular location for your data to be stored, making it easy to review.
If you want to grow your business, you need to know how to allocate your resources to make it happen. How do you figure out the steps you need to take, or the processes you need to implement to make it happen?
That’s another way of saying someone takes a look at what you’re doing, gathers some evidence, and compares that evidence to what you’re supposed to be doing (in other words, a set of clearly documented requirements).
In the case of ISO, these requirements are known as standards. ISO 9001 is a standard. ISO 14001 is a standard.
Importantly, this understanding of audit implies that there are a few main things being considered by the auditor:
What’s documented by the company (e.g. internal processes, policies, and SOPs)
Evidence gathered to support how these policies, procedures, and SOPs are implemented in practice
The requirements defined by the ISO standard being audited against (e.g. ISO 9001)
Audits performed by companies to assess and analyze their own management systems are known as internal audits. Many resources for guiding companies on how to perform internal audits exist, and foremost of these is the ISO 19011 standard.
For most management system standards, internal audits are an important requirement. Even guideline standards like ISO 26000 for social responsibility depend on reports to evidence the success of their implementations.
As such, ISO 19011 defines a set of guidelines; a framework for companies to plan, implement, and improve upon their audit programs, for auditing the implementation of management systems.
These standards often share a common structure, including certain requirements, terms, and definitions being used. That means ISO 19011 can be used to devise highly economic audit programs, wherein knowledge and processes can be shared and applied across various management systems.
By considering how they might take a broader approach to management system auditing and integration, companies implementing ISO management systems stand to save time, money, and confusion when preparing for and implementing internal audits.
The goal of this post is to provide a spring-board for understanding ISO 19011, and how to get started with internal ISO auditing. In this post, I’ll cover:
What is ISO 19011
7 principles of ISO auditing
Different types of ISO audit
Key elements of an ISO audit
8 free ISO audit templates
If you just want the free ISO audit templates, then here they are: