The definition of corporate and operational governance standards and the clear communication of the underpinning processes, procedures and forms used in everyday business is vitally important to organisations.
Management Systems should articulate the key policies, standards and processes that define how the organisation discharges its legal and morale responsibilities. The systems should also define how the business goes to work in a way that enables them to deliver for their customers in an effective and efficient way. Employees should be positively engaged in the system and see them as a key supporting tool in helping them do their job.
Unfortunately this is not routinely the case. The leaders of organisations often don’t appreciate the deficiencies in their internal governance systems until something goes wrong or when changes in the organisation expose inconsistences in how businesses goes to work.
Organisations tend to re-invent themselves on a cyclical basis, repeatedly centralising operations and then decentralising operations over the course of an organisations life.
Ishango will provide access to a vanilla management system architecture that can be fully configurable to the organisations needs. This will help organisations avoid expensive bespoke development requirements, enabling them to focus more on the adequacy of individual controls.
The vanilla Ishango IMS solution will provide the following baseline functionality;
- Configurable IMS document structure
- Simple navigation tools including simple search features
- Automatised change management
- Change alert notifications
- Personalised access to controls associated with job role
- Offline access
- Link to mobile / workflowed solutions
- Quick access tools
- Archiving tools
- Direct link onto the Ishango Phase Stage Gate model
Ishango will also provide access to technical consultants who will assist organisations in undertaking IMS development and implementation consultancy services which will support businesses define the following;
- Maturity assessment of existing systems
- Risk Assessment
- Policy definition
- Processes definition and improvement
- Implementation support
- Training and Communication
- Roles, Responsibilities and Accountability for IMS
- Definition of business centric procedures, processes and forms to comply with legislation and ISO’s for all key business functions eg. HSEQ, HR, Procurement, Finance, Commercial, ICT etc