Yesterday’s email, “You don’t know what you do know” resonated with many of you. Michelle Marr, the dedicated assistant principal at Smoky Mountain Elementary School reflected:
“Sometimes I am guilty of doing it all because I know how to do it and then when I am out it can’t get done because I’m not there to do it. I’m thinking of writing down a how-to manual for some of the tasks that I do so that if I’m absent someone else could easily fill in for me… As I’m doing a simple task today I think I will sketch out a simple how to complete it.”
Essentially, Michelle is talking about developing an SOP or Standard Operating Process. The top four advantages of having SOPs:
I’ll outline the steps to creating an SOP below, but you can get a more in-depth guide on my website here.
If you want to teach others how to do something easily and with fidelity, write an SOP.
Already have a great SOP? I’d love to see a copy. Sharing it with me would be a great way to show your appreciation! Just drop it into the email link here