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This document is a fully editable MS Word document. It is written as an SRM Policy but the format is equally suitable for any type of management policy.


  • Policy: Adopt a systematic and comprehensive approach to managing both opportunities and risks.

  • Philosophy: Embrace intelligent risk-taking, understanding the dual nature of risks.

  • Application: Benefit from our formal SRMS guidance. Strategize yearly with resourced plans aligned with SRMBOK and ISO31000:2018.

  • Performance Metrics: Monitor success through a detailed feedback system, ensuring constant refinement and alignment with corporate objectives.

  • Responsibilities: Detailed role breakdown from individual staff to the CEO, ensuring accountability at all levels.


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The SRMBOK philosophy on Policy vs. Procedure


A national security policy is a complex document that requires dozens of pages. Organizational policies (management policies) don't need to be that long. The format of this document addresses all the necessary and appropriate elements for a management policy in a single page. If your management policies take more than a page or two, it is likely they also contain processes, forms, or work level instructions.


  • Policy:

    • Definition: A policy is a guiding principle or set of rules that an organization follows to shape its actions, decisions, and behaviors.
    • Nature: Broad, high-level, and general.
    • Purpose: Provides a framework for consistent decision-making and sets the overall direction for an organization.
    • Example: "All employees must secure their computers with a password."


  • Procedure:

    • Definition: A procedure is a specific series of actions or steps to be followed in order to implement a given policy or to achieve a specific outcome.
    • Nature: Detailed, task-specific, and step-by-step.
    • Purpose: Ensures that activities are completed in a consistent, efficient, and safe manner.
    • Example: "To set a password on your computer, click on 'Settings', then 'Security', and follow the prompts to create a new password."



Why a Succinct One-Page Policy is More Appropriate than a Long-Winded Multi-Page Policy:


  • Easier to Understand and Remember: Shorter policies are more likely to be read and understood by employees. This increases the likelihood of compliance.
  • Focuses on Core Principles: By keeping it short, you emphasize the main points and eliminate unnecessary fluff, ensuring everyone understands the essential parts.
  • Greater Engagement: A concise document is more likely to capture and retain the attention of the reader compared to a lengthy one.
  • Increases Consistency: With a shorter document, there’s a higher chance that everyone interprets it the same way, leading to more consistent application.
  • Facilitates Training: When introducing new staff to the company's policies, a shorter document makes training sessions more effective and efficient.
  • Easier to Update: It's simpler to review and update a shorter policy. This ensures that the policy remains current and relevant over time.
  • Avoids Overwhelm: Lengthy policies can feel intimidating or burdensome, potentially leading to resistance or non-compliance.
  • Efficient Reference: In situations where a quick decision is needed, a succinct policy is more accessible as a point of reference.


While policies and procedures both play vital roles within an organization, they serve distinct purposes. A concise, one-page policy is often more effective because it gets straight to the point, making it easier for everyone within the organization to understand, remember, and implement.


The Complex Management System model in this article provides an illustration of the different roles of policy vs procedure.

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