Reasons for Policies and Procedures
Muhammad Moeen, HR Consultant, Pakistan, Member
First of all we should appreciate the difference between policies and procedures:
Procedures are the series of steps to accomplish a task to attain desired objectives.
Policies are used in a broader way like what/why we perform tasks to achieve goals.
Policies and procedures are important when performing tasks, as it provides a route map for the desired result. Furthermore, as above mentioned policies are prescribed in a broad way, they are useful in longterm change processes.
So both policies and procedures always exist, the question is, are they designed in such a manner that they really help to achieve the desired goals?