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This tool will help establish criteria and performance standards for one job description.
This tool will help develop one complete workflow for a single operational system.
This information will help you discover and document your workflow--how the work flows from Point A to Point Z, who touches it, what happens to it, and how you will know it is complete.
Considering your goals for business, this tool will help you identify operational systems necessary to support these goals.
This tool is a sample legal agreement covering the issuance of phantom stock or stock that is based on a company's internal performance and reward measurements.
This tool will help establish success measurements and goals to be used in your Operations Plan.
This example of a terms and acceptance document covers a quotation/proposal for a vendor to a contracting firm. Terms include scope of work, time estimated to do the work, and a clause prohibiting the hiring of the vendor's staff.
This tool is a sample legal agreement covering terms for confidentiality and invention assignment, including non-competition and power of attorney rules.
Above and beyond a job description, which describes the essential functions and the tasks to be done, the performance standard defines how well each function or task must be performed.
Just as with hiring internal managers and staff, using external support requires careful planning and selection. Before you select a consultant or contractor, determine your budget, scope of work, timeline, measures for success, and other resources available to support the people who will do the work. Use this worksheet to help you think through important issues and to guide you in the selection process.
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