Get more done with a work order template.

Communicate job details like a pro with these work order template guidelines.

You’re probably no stranger to work orders if you work with contractors. But even if you don’t partner with outside workers, some companies use work orders internally to assign tasks.

Either way, a work order is a document that captures job details, and they sometimes act as a contract, too. So no matter which, it’s important to get them right. And a template is one of the best ways to standardize your orders — here’s how.

Start with fields.

Your work order template needs to organize information about the task at hand. And the more information you have, the better off each party will be. Start by brainstorming all the details you need for the job, including :

The trick is thinking through your typical project and writing down everything you need to get the project started (and finished).

Organize the template.

When your list of fields is ready, it’s time to assemble your template. Add all your fields to a document and organize them in a way that best suits your needs. Remember to leave space for each field so you or your vendors can fill it out.

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