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The pros and cons of the ISO certification

Certification and working on the processes and the systems cost company owners a lot of money year in year out. Is it really money well spent or is it just the inevitable price to be paid for acquisition of the paper document (certificate)? Does the certification practically give people any added value or has it been just a mere forced business done by certification and consulting companies? How...

Weird logic or going for the second-hand stuff

A lack of reason and, in particular, responsibility in defining the criteria for selection procedures to educate an organization´s staff has lately become „commonplace“ in the sphere of education and, unfortunately, not only there. Ever more frequently, we have seen the price becoming the one and only performance criterion. 

Consultancy: how to proceed in order to avoid a mere costly patter

Consultancy in various branches of business provided for entrepreneurs and managers may initially look like an easy way of making money. No need for any infrastructure, there is just the consultant talking to the client. After that you see the consultant billing the client an exorbitant sum without bearing any responsibility whatsoever. A high-quality consultancy looks different, though.

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„Rather than creating piles of documentation, it is better to draw a single scheme or picture.“ more >>

Jiří Střelec Jiří Střelec

And not just ISO, AS, OHSAS, CMMI  … but other standards, too, want us to describe what we do and how we do it. Most quality people and managers just produce pages of text which pile on the desk. Writing down a sentence is fairly easy. However, the sentence alone does not matter. What matters here is that people understand that sentence and use it in practice. Standards do not tell us how to describe our management system, though. Frankly, times are hasty and people have no time for reading piles of paper. They are bombarded by information from all sides. Besides, reading through a long document, they do not remember what was at the beginning. A picture or a scheme is faster to read and easier to remember. What if the system was created as an interactive model of schemes, pictures and supplementary text. Try to make out how.

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