Procedures play an important role in an organization’s daily operations. They relieve the manager of much of the details in directing the subordinates. They indicate the steps to be taken as well as the required time and order of performing certain things or actions.
They help in facilitating the training of new employees. An orderly statement of ‘what to do’ and ‘how to do’ can save the new employee the expense and frustration of a trial and error method of finding an acceptable way of performing a task. As they are well thought out steps in carrying out the task, work operation is facilitated and better results at lower cost are ensured.
Since procedures dictate a chronological sequence of doing a task and set the time limit for its performance, effective control over each operation is possible.