The Company system is called Company manual when it takes the shape of a book or booklet. Generally, the Company manual contains the details of the work to be performed in an Company and other important particulars of the organisation. Company manual and organisation manual are not one and the same. A Company manual is an authoritative guide to company’s organisation.
Company manual is useful to the employees, especially new entrants, to understand the work without any difficulty. The company manual contains all the details of the whole company work such as standard practices, current practices, instructions and organisational policies in such a form that they are easily and readily available to the office personnel for reference and guidance. Hence company manual is a source of information essential to the all personnel for the effective performance of their jobs. If employees are supplied with copies of the Company manual, there may not be need to approach superiors for each and every decisions. Therefore, they do not interrupt the work of their superiors and there is no wastage of time to employees (New entrants) as well as to executives (Superiors) and managers.