Why organizations fail to reap ALL the benefits of Management Systems.
Organizations and businesses invest heavily in implementing management systems however, not all get to enjoy the benefits of operating a standard management system. There are various reasons for this;
Many organizations rush through implementation of management systems because a certificate of conformance has been demanded of them either by a regulatory authority or a big-time purchaser. They thus fail to implement most specifications of a management system that would see them reap all benefits.
Focusing on immediate benefits like a certificate to be able to wrap up a business deal gets in the way of the long term benefits.
Secondly, limited or no commitment of top management to implementation of a management system is also another hindrance to full enjoyment of a management system’s full benefits.
Implementing a standard management system is not only costly but time consuming. If the management of a business or organization doesn’t fully commit itself to supporting the implementation process from its initiation to completion, only but a few of the benefits of a standard Management system will be enjoyed.
Furthermore, implementing a management system is not a one-off exercise but a continuous process. However, some businesses or organizations approach it as a never-to-be-repeated exercise. It requires dedicated personnel for example Quality Control and Quality Assurance personnel to continuously work at it.
Lack of a dedicated team to continuously ensure an organization or business sticks to the principles of a Management system often leads to back tracking and hence a short-lived enjoyment of the benefits of a Management System.
As Quality Assurance & Management Consultants, we believe implementing a standard Management system should never be rushed, should have commitment of all stakeholders but most importantly, should be steered by a tested and proven consultant.
Contact us today to help you design and implement standard management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 26000, ISO 14000 and OHSAS 18000, in line with your business or organization targets.