Last time you’ll probably remember that we began talking about the 3rd principle associated with an effective Quality Management System that is up to ISO standards, which is the involvement of people associated with your company. If I may, I’d like to begin by picking up where we left off last time, and talk about a few more of the benefits associated with the involvement of people within your company.
Employees will wish to better themselves
By feeling like a part of the family and knowing that they serve a purpose and have a part to play in your company, another benefit that I’ve found with employees, is that often they will wish to better themselves and progress up the company ladder. For them, it won’t simply be just another job, with them constantly watching the clock until it’s time to leave. Instead, they will treat it as their own business and if that means earning new qualifications and skills in order to improve their productivity and ability with the hope of one day moving up the corporate ladder, then that is what they will do.
People aren’t ashamed or afraid to share knowledge with others
If you involve employees in the day to day running of your company, you not only boost morale, you also encourage people to share their knowledge and skills with others, which in turn allows others to improve their skill set and learn more about the company.
People come together and work as a team
Arguably the main benefit of principle number 3 is the fact that by involving everybody in your company, you bring one another closer together and encourage them to work as a team. People will be able to openly and honestly discuss problems or any issues they may be experiencing, which will then allow everybody to get together to work on solutions and ideas on how to rectify these issues. Teamwork is so important in the workplace, which is why I feel this is one of the more prominent benefits on my list.
So, there we have it. Principle number 3 of our QMS and how something as seemingly simple as involving people in your business, showing them they all have parts to play, and even showing a little gratitude towards them, can make a world of difference with the day to day running of your company. I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog, and be sure to check back soon.