Course "Writing & Managing Effective SOPs" has been pre-approved by RAPS as eligible for up to 12 credits towards a participant's RAC recertification upon full completion.
Every biopharmaceutical company has SOPs, and new staff members are told that the company "has to have them" and that each employee "has to follow them". But why do there have to be SOPs and why must we follow them as written? And how can we do this effectively?
Most people naturally want to do a good job. Successful managers recognize this fact and seek to channel workers' efforts in ways that will benefit the business. Well-written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) provide direction, improve communication, reduce training time, and improve work consistency. The purpose of an SOP is to provide detailed instructions on how to carry out a task so that any team member can carry out the task correctly every time. The SOP development process is an excellent way for managers, workers, and technical advisers to cooperate for everyone's benefit. A very positive sense of teamwork arises when these parties work together toward common goals.
Perhaps if everything always executed as planned then we would not need procedures, but this is not the case in the real world. An SOP or Standard Operating Procedure is used to ensure business processes are well thought through, that each task in a process is performed the same way every time, and important data is recorded, along with errors or deviations so corrective action can be taken. Standard Operating Procedures used in combination with planned training and regular performance feedback lead to an effective and motivated workforce. Managers and advisers benefit from consistent work performance and predictable results. Workers benefit from increased confidence and a clear sense of achievement.
Producing a high-quality product at a profit depends on the consistent operation of all systems within the company. SOPs describe the basic systems shared by all company employees. Company success depends on how well these systems work together to produce large volumes of high-quality product that is safe and effective for patients and consumers.
Good procedures and work instructions provide a way to communicate and apply consistent standards and practices within your organization.
At The End Of The Seminar Attendees Will Have Learned:
- Why would I want SOPs?
- What will they do for me?
- How SOPs fit in with laws and regulations
- How to organize the SOP writing effort
- Steps to developing an SOP
- Presenting the SOP
- Educate employees about the new SOP
- Control procedural shift
Set up an evaluation and review method for continuous SOP improvement
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