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Achieve total control of your organisation with this
Universal Management System Standard

This free to download standard addresses all of the general aspects of managing an organisation to achieve excellent all-round performance and avoids the need to comply with multiple fragmented standards. It takes a fully structure and process focused approach and seamlessly includes quality, prospect, and risk management best practice.​

MSS 1000:2023 is a universal management system standard enabling organisations to create fully integrated management systems directing and guiding their total strategic, tactical and operational management processes. It avoids the need to comply with multiple management system standards covering separate aspects of performance such as goods and services quality, health and safety, environment, and security. Commercial, human resource and social responsibility aspects are also covered that are not normally explicitly addressed in management system standards. ​Options are provided to self and externally certify against the standard and achieve bronze, silver, and gold award. It has an integral innovative scoring system that enables the organisation to gauge its progress against the standard and to conduct internal and external performance benchmarking. MSS 1000:2014 contains nearly three hundred pages. However, the requirements for compliance are contained within the sixty pages occupied by its sections B and C, the rest of the document is extensive supporting information and guidance. The MSS was written by an international team of integrated management experts in order to: - Support the significant demand for integrated management systems which has grown since the turn of the millennium, - Demonstrate to doubters that a universal management system standard is possible and practicable, - Act as a robust foundation to stimulate further research, innovation and continual improvement in the practice of integrated management. MSS 1000 transcends silos and fragmented management approaches allowing disparate disciplines to jointly own and cooperate in the creation of an integrated management system fully focused on optimally delivering the organisation’s purpose through its structures and processes rather than attempting to independently manage multiple dimensions of performance. Implementing MSS 1000 will significantly improve: - Stakeholder satisfaction while making the best use of resources, - The effectiveness, efficiency and control of the organisation’s structures and processes, - Prospect and risk management, - Commercially responsible and socially responsible performance, - The organisation’s robustness, agility and resilience. The widespread adoption of this MSS can make a significant contribution to global economic, social and environmental performance and its sustainability. The publication of this standard is not intended to mark the end of a journey but to initiate a process of unifying management concepts, principles and practice. It invites individuals and organisations to participate in its improvement. Anyone feeling motivated to tweet may like to include the hashtag #MSS1000 The standard will be of interest to directors, managers, consultants, management software developers and researchers.
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