How to approve documents
Ideally, the manager should read or at least skim through each such document.
Of course, in practice they can be quite voluminous, and the boss, especially in a large firm, simply does not have time for thoughtful reading.
However, it is more reliable to familiarize with each paper: who knows what the employees slipped.
In large companies, however, it is often enough to have signatures of responsible persons of a lower rank. Although the options are not excluded, when all of them signed the document without looking.
The standard form of many corporate documents automatically assumes a place for a first person visa at the top of the first page - the text "Approve" and the place for the date and signature.
In this case, it is enough to sign, if necessary, to decrypt the signature and put it, if printing is required.
If the form is different, it is desirable to write "Approve" by hand, put a date and sign.
But in practice, often the first person of the organization is limited only to the date and signature (its presence implies that the document is approved), or even only by its own autograph.