INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT BENEFITS
The creation of a concept and practice of Integrated Management was naturally motivated by a perception that it would bring benefits and by a wish to overcome the shortcomings of non-integrated management approaches. This is what drives all innovation and improvement. The predicted benefits were later confirmed by organisations experience.
The benefits are listed below. More research would be valuable.
A good question for any director or manager is "what benefit would accrue by not integrating". Everything should be integrated if it adds value.
The general benefits of integrated management and integrated management systems include:
a) Enhanced stakeholder satisfaction while making the best use of resources.
b) Greater effectiveness, efficiency and control of the organisation’s structures and processes that deliver the organisation’s purpose.
c) More focused coherent, effective, and efficient use of management resource.
d) Improved integration of prospect and risk management and performance when operating under uncertainty.
e) Higher likelihood of stakeholder equitable satisfaction and conflict resolution.
f) Improved commercial and social responsibility performance.
g) Greater robustness, agility, and resilience.
h) More concise minimalist management system with all aspects adding value without repetition.
i) Enhanced communication through simplicity and uniformity.
j) Enhanced organisation competence through easier compliance, less temptation for violations, enhanced motivation for employee participation and ownership of the management system leading to stress reduction and nurture of creativity.
k) Enhanced stakeholder participation, cooperation, understanding and satisfaction through simplification and better communication.
l) Simplified and reduced personnel training needs delivered better, quicker, and cheaper.
m) Reduced and more integrated reactive event investigation and planned monitoring (audits/inspections) including certification surveillance.
n) Improved management and process transparency leading to more efficient and effective management review, and action planning.
o) Faster change, innovation and delivery dynamics supporting optimal organisation learning and alignment with the evolving needs, expectations, and aspirations of stakeholders.
p) Better implementation and return from improvement and regulatory compliance initiatives through full integration with existing arrangements.
q) Enhanced competitiveness and business security.
r) Increased profitability through lower costs, improved productivity, creativity, and innovation.
s) More effective, efficient, quicker, transparent, and cheaper certification of organisations management arrangements.
t) More efficient, effective, quicker, transparent, and cheaper demonstration of regulatory compliance.
u) Simpler transparent interorganisational relationships and contracts.