I recently had to provide a succinct description of the Policy, Standard, Guideline, Procedure taxonomy and descriptions on short notice. Here is what I came up with:
- Policy: Do good stuff
- Standards: This is how we’re going to measure doing good stuff
- Guidelines: If you’re not sure what good stuff looks like, here’s a hint
- Procedures: To accomplish good stuff check the following boxes in the prescribed order
I think it was a pretty good elevator speech explanation. How would you change it?