Standards New Zealand is seeking feedback on an ISO new work item proposal - Guidelines on Integrating a Building Excellence Framework with ISO management system standards. The Standards Council of Canada has proposed this activity.
The scope of the proposal is the following:
'Organizations implementing single or multiple management systems and simultaneously the Business Excellence framework are faced with the major challenge of lack of alignment. This can be attributed to multiple factors, including but not limited to, organizational design/structure, responsibilities matrix, contextual understanding of the linkages/inter-dependencies, silo mentality and turf protection.
“Guidelines on Integrating a Business Excellence Framework with ISO management system standards” will provide the roadmap on integrating the national/international business excellence frameworks with management system standards, for enhancing organizational efficiency, facilitating effective decision-making, and promoting transparency, innovation and continuous improvement.
The scope will exclude the development of an ISO Business Excellence standard and/or development of ISO Management System standard/s. Instead it will focus on the integration aspects, available best practices, and provision of useful practical tips for better organizational management.'
Standards New Zealand is consulting with stakeholders in this area to determine New Zealand's response. There is more information on our international engagement page. To submit comments including support for or opposition to the proposal, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments received will be used to form a New Zealand position on this proposal. Please provide your comments by Friday, 7 April 2017.