Documenting is a way of keeping a record for not only for our own benefit but for those also affected by what we do. It is how we make sure that others aren’t incapacitated in our absence. And, in some ways also helpful in training others. We’ve explored these and other reasons in earlier posts. And, in a post preceding (Best Documenting Practices) this one in the Document It series, we explored some best practices. This series would be incomplete without looking at how to document.
This is one of the posts in a Document It series. The idea of the series is to look at documenting as part of the way of working in church life. In this post we’ve established the importance. Among other reasons, we determined that documenting alleviates a single point of failure. This post addressed some myths of documenting, which often stop people from doing so. It is only logical that we look at best-documenting practices.
I’ll admit upfront: this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it’ll be helpful for you and your team. Church life needn’t suffer for no good reason. So, best practices are about standardizing how you document.