Standard operating procedure
I thought it was kind of a strange way of doing things, but he said it was SOP.
|QRG||Quick reference guide|
|FAQ||Frequently Asked Questions|
|RTFM||Read the flippin' manual|
|STAR||Stop, think, act, review|
|Omaha||Change of plans|
|SLAP||Sounds like a plan|
An SOP (pronounced "S-O-P") is an organization's tried-and-true method of responding to a situation. SOP is a common way of abbreviating "standard operating procedure" in corporate emails and other business-related communications.
Many organizations develop step-based SOPs for tasks that their members regularly carry out. Having an SOP in place can save personnel the time of puzzling out how to complete a task, and it can standardize the task's outcome. (It can also, however, make personnel feel like they are interchangeable cogs in a restrictive, uncaring machine.)