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How to Write the Best SOPs for Your Company

If you’re looking for a way to improve the efficiency of your company, standard operating procedures (SOPs) may be the answer. SOPs are written instructions that document how a process is supposed to be done. When everyone in your company follows the same procedures, it makes it easier for everyone to do their job correctly – and reduces the chances of mistakes being made.

In this blog post, we’ll provide tips on how to write effective SOPs for your business. We’ll also provide some standard operating procedure templates that you can use as a guide.
Let’s take a look at how to write them effectively. Here are six tips that will help you write better SOPs:

Keep them simple

The goal of an SOP is to provide clear and concise instructions.

Be organized

Bullet points are a great way to list out the steps in a process. Arvo has a component that easily formats bullet points. 🙂


Make them easy to follow

Use headings, lists, and images to break up the text and make it easier to scan. Arvo does this for you in each of its components!


Be specific

Include all of the details that someone would need to know in order to complete the task correctly. Include specifics in your SOPs so that there is no room for interpretation. For example, “The customer service team will answer calls within three rings.”

Use step-by-step instructions

When possible, break down the task into a series of steps. This will make it easier for someone to follow your instructions. Arvo has a component called the step-by-step that makes this super simple!


Include visuals

In some cases, a picture or diagram can be worth a thousand words. If you think it would be helpful, include visuals in your SOPs. Easily insert photos, video, or audio directly into your playbooks using Arvo!


SOPs are an important part of any company’s efficiency and organization. By following the tips in this blog post, you can learn how to write effective SOPs that will help improve your business in no time!

Now that you know how to write effective standard operating procedures…

Let’s take a look at some templates we’ve created in Arvo! Use these to help get you started:

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