Organizations have adopted a risk based approach to their management.The post-2015 Standards are risk-based and are recognized as different to earlier versions, which were prescriptive.
The post-2015 Standards are intended to engage Top Management through risk-based decisions to facilitate its context, strategic direction and interested parties. The Operations consider the risk of failure of the processes to meet the objectives of the organization. Organizations maintained silo management, in spite of the risk-based standards.
Clause 5.1.1 c of the Management Standards state ‘ensuring the integration of the “discipline “management system requirements into the organization’s business processes’ How is the integration facilitated in silo management?
Generally, management standards auditor training is on single Standards, representing disciplines and operated as silos and managed as such. The offered course demonstrates the methodology for combining management systems and disciplines.
The Single Management System is an award-winning Quality Assurance Institute alternate management method; made possible by the post-2015 Management Systems and called out in 19011:2018 Audit Standard.
Transitioning from silo to risk-driven management
The program provides a bridge from silo-based management to a holistic risk-based management strategy. Top Management, Operations and Discipline Managers are coordinated to enable a single management system – instead of individually managed discipline silos.
Team development through risk management
Managements have long sought a team management methodology. Risk-based management facilitates a team approach between the disciplines. The course demonstrates the relationship and the interdependence of the disciplines- operating as a single management system.
For manufacturing, schools, hospitals and other organizations, multiple disciplines are inputted for the type of operation associated with the organization; to achieve an intended or desired output. Cross collaboration sets the plan for the risk of ‘what can go wrong’ when the disciplines are conducted. Considering the risk of the disciplines holistically with error-proofing and audits provides less chance of failure, degradation or non-conformity.