By Claire Tsai, a Taiwanese student from Taichung on the associate degree program at the Hubbard College of Administration (HCA), Los Angeles, CA. I just completed the “How to Write Effective Company Policy” course. Before I studied this course, I always thought, “Oh, policy that is just to put in the company and doesn’t have anything to do with me.” I don’t think that I’m alone in thinking this way. But, that way of thinking is rubbish! Every company has policy but who knows and applies it? So, I began this course with some curiosity. In this course, I learned many useful data. I understand that a company or an organization needs to have policy. The quality of the policy is secondary–having some policy is a must. If the company does not have any policy, it is inevitable that the company will have problems. Wow! I was surprised to discover the true purpose of policy: “Policy permits the basic purpose [of the company] to succeed.” Therefore, every person who is following policy is forwarding the purpose of the company and combining his or her efforts with everyone else who is also following policy. From my new data, I got a big win. I understand why a company could have many problems and yet can’t solve them. Somewhere in the company, staff didn’t (a) find out “policy” and (b) really “understand it” then (c) “apply it” in their work. If everyone in the company just follows those three points, the company purpose will succeed. The HCA is a self-paced business school that offers an exceptional business administration curriculum, unique learning technology, life-changing apprenticeships and internships, assistance with job placement and a lifetime warranty for students. I am currently on the “Basic Organization” course and “Ethics for Business Survival” apprenticeship.