Universal Management Definitions

IMSIG has defined the following universal set of management definitions which are mutually consistent enabling clear and unambiguous communication across disciplines and organisational silos. The definitions also form part of MSS 1000.

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Access

Accountability

Action

Agility

Algorithm

Analysis

Arrangement

As applicable

As appropriate

Aspect

Aspect and impact identification

Aspiration

Asset

Assurance

Atomic

Audit

Authority

Automatic process

Availability

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Behaviour

Benchmarking

Best Available Techniques (BAT)

Best Practicable Environmental Option (BPEO)

Brand

Bribery

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Calibrate

Capital

Certificate

Chief executive

Classification

Coincident indicator

Colour coded communication (CCC)

Commerce

Commercial awareness

Commercial responsibility

Common cause failure

Communicate

Competence

Competence Base

Condition

Confidentiality

Configuration

Conflicting stakeholder

Conformity

Consciousness

Contingency

Contingency process

Contingency structure

Contract

Continual

Convention

Cooperate

Coordinate

Core process

Corporate leadership

Correction

Corrective action

Cost benefit analysis

Covert

Creativity

Crisis

Criteria

Cryptography

Cryptography keys

Customer

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Danger

Data

Database

Defense in depth

Define

Delegate

Delivery chain

Design

Design principles

Determine

Disaster recovery

Diversity

Document

Due diligence

Duty

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Economic

Ecosystem

Education

Effective

Efficient

Emergency

Emission

Enterprise

Entity

Environment

Ethical

Ethical behaviour

Employee

Equitable

Event

Event classification

Evidence based

Evidence informed

Expectation

Expert

Expert committee

Explicit knowledge

External audit (2nd party audit)

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Facility

Failure

Financial capital

Fitness

For-cause

Fractal

Fully integrated management system

Future proofing

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Gender equality

Good

Goods and/or services delivery capability

Governance

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Harm

Hazard

Health

Highly significant

Human capital

Human error

Human violation

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Identify

Ill health

Immediate cause

Impact

Independent audit (3rd party audit)

Indicator

Infrastructure

Initiative

Innovation

Inspect

Integrated management

Integrated management system

Integrity

Intellectual property

Internal audit (1st party audit)

Internal climate

International norms of behaviour

Investigation

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Just culture

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Key performance indicator

Knowledge

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Lagging indicator

Leadership

Leading indicator

Lean

Life cycle

Likelihood

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Maintain

Malware

Management

Management control

Management system representative

Management system

Management tool

Management under uncertainty

Manual process

Manufacture

Manufactured capital

Market

Marketing

Measurement

Mission

Mitigate

Mode

Monitoring

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Natural capital

Near miss

Need

Network

Nonconformity

Nonconformity disposition

Normal process

Normal structure

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Objective

Observation

Occupational stress

Operability

Operation

Operational process

Opportunity

Option

Organization

Organization culture

Organization dynamics

Organization governance

Organization morale

Organization size

Organogram

Outsource

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Peer review

Performance

Performance indicator

Permit for work

Permit to work

Personal protective equipment PPE

Plan

Plan-Do-Check-Act

Planned monitoring

Planned monitoring findings

Policy

Pollution

Post

Practicable

Precautionary principle

Preventive action

Privacy

Productivity

Principle

Proactive

Procedure

Process

Process variation

Program

Project

Prospect

Prospect and risk

Prospect and/or risk analysis and synthesis

Prospect and/or risk assessment

Prospect and/or risk barrier

Prospect and/or risk based

Prospect and/or risk controls

Prospect and/or risk improvement

Prospect and/or risk indicator

Prospect and/or risk informed

Prospect and/or risk informed monitoring

Prospect and/or risk rating

Prospect and/or risk register

Prospect and risk management

Prospect and/or risk: controlled

Prospect and/or risk: residual

Prospect and/or risk: uncontrolled

Prospect: acceptable

Prospect: high

Prospect: tolerable

Prospect: unacceptable

Purpose

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Quality

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Reactive

Reactive investigation

Reconcile

Record

Redundancy

Relativistic

Reliability

Remanufacture

Requirement

Resilience

Responsibility

Resource

Review

Risk

Risk assessment

Risk management

Risk: acceptable

Risk: low

Risk: tolerable

Risk: unacceptable

Robust

Role

Root cause

Root cause classification

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Safety

Security

Segregation

Service

Service mark

Significant

Social capital

Social dialogue

Social responsibility

Software

Sphere of influence

Stakeholder

Stakeholder engagement

Statistical process control

Strategic process

Strategy

Stress

Stressor

Structure

Structure and/or process definition

Structure and/or process owner

Social responsibility

Source of benefit and/or harm

Success

Supplier

Supply chain

Supporting process

Sustainability

Sustainable development

Synergy

Synthesis

System

System of work

Systematic

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Tacit knowledge

Tactical process

Tactic

Taxonomy

Tender

Test

Teleworking

Thinking process

Threat

Top management

Traceability

Trademark

Training

Transparency

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Uncertainty

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Validation

Value

Value chain

Vector

Verification

Vision

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Waste

Waste controls hierarchy

Welfare

Whistleblowing

Worker

Workplace

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