MVP: SOP value increases with the complexity of the task.
Yesterday I discussed a standard operating process (SOP) related to making video calls. It is a handy little tool that I developed during the pandemic.
However, where SOPs become more valuable is in helping others to do things that are at the top end of their skills, or which they have not done before.
For The Assistant Principal Podcast we have a long and complex process that tells each person involved in production what to do each step of the way.
If we have a breakdown in the podcast process we can find the exact step where the breakdown occurred and either fix the step, build in supports, or work with the person who made the error.
By using a complex SOP, it is easier to bring in new people and have them execute with minimal training.
There is a lot more to unpack, but not here. You can get my free SOP guide here.
If you have a story about how an SOP has helped you, please consider sharing the story and a copy of the SOP with me by clicking here.