CHARTERED QUALITY INSTITUTE INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP ANNOUNCED AS RISK MANAGEMENT AWARDS FINALIST
Up against ISM Pondergrove, JC Applications Development, RiskVision, SHIELD Consultants Ltd, Siemens Building Technologies, SocialSignIn and Willis.
The Chartered Quality Institute Integrated Management Special Interest Group is shortlisted for the Risk Management Product of the Year. The CQI Integrated Management Special Interest Group has been established for about 15 years and focuses on joined up thinking approaches to quality and risk management transcending discipline silos. They have been shortlisted for creating the world’s first universal management system standard that facilitates fully integrated management systems without boundaries and penetrates the ‘integration barrier myth’.
Ian Dalling who is the chair of the Integrated Management Special Interest Group said:
“A decade ago many argued that fully integrated management systems were impossible – MSS 1000 clearly dispels that myth and opens up a new era for applied joined up management thinking. Clearly, MSS 1000 is a potentially disruptive innovation but hopefully serving the needs of organisations will triumph over the traditionalism of certification and standards bodies.”
Celebrating their 6th year, the Risk Management Awards have experienced the highest number of entries on record, making it an even greater achievement to be shortlisted this year. Mark Evans, Publishing Director, CIR Magazine said:
“This annual celebration places the spotlight on the hard work and achievements of the sector. Universally recognised as the pinnacle of success, the Risk Management Awards really are the measure of professionalism combined with passion.”
The winners of the Risk Management Awards 2015 will be announced at a black tie gala dinner and ceremony on 12 November 2015, at the Cumberland Hotel, London. The full list of finalists and further details about attending the awards ceremony are available at: www.cirmagazine.com/riskmanagementawards
About the Risk Management Awards:
Organised by CIR Magazine www.cirmagazine.com the Risk Management Awards celebrate success within the practice of risk management. Judged by an independent panel of experts for exceptional performance, the awards provide an opportunity for organisations and individuals to showcase their best products, projects and people. The awards are free to enter.
Management practitioners now have free access to a very powerful management tool called MSS 1000:2014 with many novel features that will help them gain recognition, respect and influence at the highest levels of management. It is a universal management system standard that facilitates the creation of fully integrated management systems without boundaries that empowers an organisation to manage the totality of its functionality in a fully joined up and coherent way. It is no longer necessary to grapple with multiple and proliferating fragmented management system standards.
A decade ago, many quality professionals denied that the current normality of the integrated management system (IMS) was possible, let alone likely. Since the beginning of the new millennium, there has been a paradigm shift in the general attitude towards designing management systems and their scope. Research conducted on CQI and IIRSM members in 2011, demonstrated that 4 out of 5 of their organisations already had an IMS or were intending to implement one. It also showed that the impetus for integrated management was coming from the organisations and not professional, standards, certification or academic bodies – it was a natural wisdom emerging from organisations tasked with having to satisfy multiple stakeholder needs, expectations and aspirations.
Many organisations now have an IMS addressing compliance with multiple quality, health, safety, and environmental standards and legislation. However, some have gone beyond this and implemented a full scope integrated management system addressing the total management of their organisation. In principle, an IMS may be used to direct any aspect of an organisation’s structures or processes and simultaneously address compliance with any management requirement in a standard or aspect of legislation if it uses a taxonomy that fully supports integrated management. However, the means of doing this can be technically challenging for the inexperienced and the opportunities to become proficient in fully integrated management systems are likely to be limited for most management practitioners. The International Standards Organisation (ISO) has attempted to make this easier by standardising the headings of its management system standards but each discipline’s content is still not fully integrated across the various standards to provide a holistic sense – this is left to the individual organisations to interpret. There is also an absence of a complete set of universal of definitions.
In contrast to the primitive ISO taxonomy, MSS 1000:2014 uses an advanced hierarchical taxonomy and was first published in Quality World in April 2011, titled ’Order from Chaos’ and presented later that year at a CQI Nuclear Special Interest Group conference held at Harwell in the UK. The ingenuity of the MSS 1000 taxonomy means that all management system issues can be logically mapped to it without any residue needing to be addressed individually as happens with ISO standards. MSS 1000:2014 enables just twelve management control procedures to direct and guide the whole organisation. Quality and risk management principles are subsumed into a seamless structure.
It is easy to become absorbed in the management of the present and blind to the trends of time and how management is evolving. If management practitioners wish to stay relevant, continue to add value and endure, they must likewise learn, adapt and evolve. Their approach and competence must be no less joined up and integrated than the aspirations of the organisations that they seek to serve.
Future stakeholders will demand that every structure and process, whatever its purpose, optimally fulfils the needs and expectations of all stakeholders while making best use of all resources. MSS 1000:2014 has been specifically designed to empower management practitioners to achieve that objective and gain recognition and respect at the highest levels of management. While silo disciplines, including various management specialisms, will always have their place in providing expert advice and support, it will be the role of the ‘super IMS professional’ to take the lead and will need to be equally comfortable with universal quality, prospect and risk principles.