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Homogenize the Enterprise
It’s almost impossible to calculate the time individuals spend ensuring policy consistency across an organization. We painstakingly attempt to follow style guides to underscore brand uniqueness. Templates for decks, docs and spreadsheets help, but they are limited because content creators can override template styles.
When writing policy and procedures, content is king. Policies and procedures demand consistency. Font face, size, styles, sections, titles, table of contents, headers, footers, and numbered lists need to be the same across all documents.
Even for a small organization with dozens of policies, maintaining consistency requires dedicated clerical intervention with a critical eye. Even a very small change like adding an underline to every H2, requires opening every policy to make the style change. Imagine combing through scores of policies to ensure numbered points are setup as 1.(A)(i) instead of 1.2.3. The problem is compounded with large organizations.
PolicyCo documents inherit styles from a single source of truth set at the organization level. All styles are set from one place for all documents. Practically, this means your team can write content without the distraction of setting styles. Additionally, you gain the flexibility to change your mind by changing styles for the organization, updating every policy at once. Coupling this with our article-first approach to building policy, the table of contents is also constructed based on your established hierarchy.
Also, our document classification feature has the capability to add custom headers and footers to different document classifications in minutes rather than hours.
We recognize that maintaining policy is different from creating word documents and we developed a platform that specifically caters to the needs of policy writers. Don’t estimate the hidden costs of busywork. If you’d like to learn more visit us at PolicyCo.io.