Creating SOPs

ICU Medical / Mktg
user3.0

ICU Medical Mktg

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Trying my own thing but doing something for someone else. 🤷🏼‍♂️
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Jul 6 13 Comments

I just started a new position and it is a bit of a mess. It's in startup mode and needs lots of process flows to be ironed out. I have created a few SOPs (standard operating procedures).

I have not published them all so others can see. Right now it's on my computer only.

Would you advise I publish to look good for boss or don't because it's easier to replace me?

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  • Oath Atinlay2
    Is it your job to write these?
    Jul 6 3
    • ICU Medical / Mktg
      user3.0

      ICU Medical Mktg

      BIO
      Trying my own thing but doing something for someone else. 🤷🏼‍♂️
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      OP
      No. I create for myself. Keeps me organized.

      It's not my job to upload neither. I just would like to go above and beyond.
      Jul 6
    • Oath Atinlay2
      Just make sure you’re not stepping on the toes of someone who’s job it is to write those
      Jul 6
    • ICU Medical / Mktg
      user3.0

      ICU Medical Mktg

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      Trying my own thing but doing something for someone else. 🤷🏼‍♂️
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      OP
      Great point. It's literally just four people on my team, including the supervisor. It's just me working on em.
      Jul 6
  • Bayer L6@AWS
    IMO publish them. Will make you look good regardless and shows you take initiative. You saw something that needs done and/or improved without being asked did it. A person like that is invaluable and makes them harder to replace.

    The opposite is true as well. Someone who waits until told why to do isn’t worth much and easily replaced.
    Jul 6 2
    • ICU Medical / Mktg
      user3.0

      ICU Medical Mktg

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      Trying my own thing but doing something for someone else. 🤷🏼‍♂️
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      OP
      That's exactly what I am thinking. As long as I continuously find opportunities to create value and more importantly stay above my competition it only helps me.
      Jul 6
    • Bayer L6@AWS
      Exactly and not to mention if/when you interview elsewhere it’s a great story for a behavior question!
      Jul 6
  • EVIO Labs / Other
    anon1212

    EVIO Labs Other

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    Founder with Interests in investing, energy, crypto, cannabis, tech. Multiple startups, I enjoy mentoring entrepreneurs.
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    ...I see you refer to your teammates as competition. Make sure you’re doing this with the right intention. Write sop’s so everyone on the team can contribute to them and also help everyone on the team improve process. If you’re writing these to make yourself look better/smarter than your colleagues that could backfire
    Jul 6 2
    • ICU Medical / Mktg
      user3.0

      ICU Medical Mktg

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      Trying my own thing but doing something for someone else. 🤷🏼‍♂️
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      OP
      I understand where you're coming from. I want to look like I am capable of bringing more value to the team and therefore I might be better eligible for a role with more responsibility. Of course the organization cares about healthy competition. Thanks for your time.
      Jul 6
    • EVIO Labs / Other
      anon1212

      EVIO Labs Other

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      Founder with Interests in investing, energy, crypto, cannabis, tech. Multiple startups, I enjoy mentoring entrepreneurs.
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      “I want to look like I am capable” - spoken like a true marketer. Might I suggest just “be capable” - which sounds like you are.
      Jul 7
  • Valassis / Mgmt
    GNu002

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    By "competition" I assume you mean your "teammates" not your actual competition. Yeah?
    Jul 6 1
    • ICU Medical / Mktg
      user3.0

      ICU Medical Mktg

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      Trying my own thing but doing something for someone else. 🤷🏼‍♂️
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      OP
      Yes. I'm competing against my team for higher roles.
      Jul 6
  • EVIO Labs / Other
    anon1212

    EVIO Labs Other

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    Founder with Interests in investing, energy, crypto, cannabis, tech. Multiple startups, I enjoy mentoring entrepreneurs.
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    It’s a good idea to make the suggestion, jest get permission to do it before burning hours on the project.

    As one who has written hundreds of SOPs in my career, no matter how good they are, they’re valuable only when people use them.
    Jul 6 0