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What lies below the waterline – Part 1?

So you have decided to go for a Government tender but you require a Quality Management System in place because of the high value of the contract or perceived high risk! You ponder for a bit and then decide “yep I’m going for this”, but what is involved? In this two part article I will take you through the perceptions and the hidden reality of implementing a Quality system. Part one will focus on the perception and what is required of management while part two will concentrate on the resources and time-frames to be considered. The Perception The initial perception is that surely it can’t be that difficult, I mean I know there may be some extra costs involved such as consultant fees, maybe w

What lies below the waterline – Part 2?

Ok so in Part 1 we looked at the perceptions many business owners have when it gets down to implementing a Quality management system, or in fact any management system. We also started to look at the hidden realities and particularly those associated with management commitment and empowerment of the people. So, what now? Your staff will play a vital role in your success or failure when it comes to Quality. As a manager it is imperative that you lead by example, show your commitment and provide the resources and support to assist your staff as they transition the inevitable culture changes. ​​ When committing internal staff to implementing a quality system, a number of factors need to be ta

Five Reasons Quality Management Won’t Work in Your Business

Do YOU "get it"? During our time working with clients we have seen those that “get it” with quality and those that don’t “get it”! If you want to grow your business and gain access to higher value contracts than these are five things, you must avoid or address. 1. Management commitment limited to paying the bill Too often in business today everyone is so busy, particularly during a growth spurt, that senior management just wants to delegate and pay the bill. In many cases this works well, however when implementing a quality culture into your organisation your employees are watching and they will take your lead. A quality culture must extend across all areas from the most senior to

Five Reasons Quality Management Won’t Work in Your Business

Do YOU "get it"? During our time working with clients we have seen those that “get it” with quality and those that don’t “get it”! If you want to grow your business and gain access to higher value contracts than these are five things, you must avoid or address. 1. Management commitment limited to paying the bill Too often in business today everyone is so busy, particularly during a growth spurt, that senior management just wants to delegate and pay the bill. In many cases this works well, however when implementing a quality culture into your organisation your employees are watching and they will take your lead. A quality culture must extend across all areas from the most senior to

What lies below the waterline – Part 2?

Ok so in Part 1 we looked at the perceptions many business owners have when it gets down to implementing a Quality management system, or in fact any management system. We also started to look at the hidden realities and particularly those associated with management commitment and empowerment of the people. So, what now? Your staff will play a vital role in your success or failure when it comes to Quality. As a manager it is imperative that you lead by example, show your commitment and provide the resources and support to assist your staff as they transition the inevitable culture changes. When committing internal staff to implementing a quality system, a number of factors need to be taken

What lies below the waterline – Part 1?

So you have decided to go for a Government tender but you require a Quality Management System in place because of the high value of the contract or perceived high risk! You ponder for a bit and then decide “yep I’m going for this”, but what is involved? In this two part article I will take you through the perceptions and the hidden reality of implementing a Quality system. Part one will focus on the perception and what is required of management while part two will concentrate on the resources and timeframes to be considered. The Perception The initial perception is that surely it can’t be that difficult, I mean I know there may be some extra costs involved such as consultant fees, maybe wa

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