Management standards not just for the big guys

May 22, 2012 11:30 am Published by

Overwhelmed businessmanYou might think you have to be a big-shot company to implement standards-based management systems.

Think again. Today’s globally competitive environment demands world-class standards at any level. That includes small business.

We know what you’re thinking: “Come on, I can barely take care of all the things I need to do now. How can I possibly implement ISO standards in my business?”

First, it’s easier than you think. And consider that, once implemented, standards can actually make your business easier to manage.

How can small businesses get started? ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, has resources to help small- and medium-sized businesses achieve the benefits of implementing quality (ISO 9001) and environmental (ISO 14001) management system standards.

This link is a good place.

As you begin this journey to excellence, remember that achieving certification is not just about a fancy frame in your office. It’s about being more competitive in the global economy, becoming more efficient, opening the doors to more business and ultimately being more profitable.

It can be daunting to integrate global standards to your small business. But if you zero in on the benefits, it can be one of the best things you’ll ever do.

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This post was written by Roy D'Ardenne