Your core processes are your core business. But if your leaders are too busy to actively manage these, what is it they’re too busy doing? Nice-to-do activities as opposed to top priorities? Things they think are important but aren’t really adding value? Firefighting as opposed to managing proactively or in real-time? Solving recurring problems instead of addressing root causes? For Management Systems, a small investment in time up front pays long-term dividends and prioritizes activities that provide the highest return-on-effort. They clarify the daily and/or weekly required actions, harness the expertise and efforts of your people, reduce the need for projects, and overcome the biggest challenge of process improvement – sustaining results.
While some organizations “get by” without formal Management Systems in place, they’re definitely not optimizing their processes and people. Almost all high-performing and highly engaging organizations have robust management systems as their backbone, supporting the execution of their core processes and culture.
In order to actively employ Management Systems that provide the structure, tools, and leadership actions to manage and improve your operation, The Engine Room supports organizations in understanding and implementing the answers to some of the following questions:
A truly effective Management System comprises the elements of planning, implementation, operation, assessment, improvement, and management review. Through a process of identifying, measuring, and assessing the root causes of targeted improvement opportunities within current Management Systems (and/or lack there of), we deliver tailored resources to strengthen organizational structures to ensure performance is sustained and continually improved.
Management Systems are a set of interconnected components for the guidance and control of planned actions. Expected results, therefore, support the purpose of aligning, improving, and sustaining the critical actions needed to meet your intended business outcomes. Organizations will achieve:
While some organizations “get by” without formal Management Systems in place, they are definitely not optimizing their processes and people. Almost all high-performing and highly engaging organizations have robust management systems as their backbone, supporting the execution of their core processes and culture.