This dynamic approach to standardization is best suited to areas with lower levels of certainty about what constitutes a “good” approach and where higher levels of flexibility are required.
BSI’s Flex Standards enable:
- An up-to-date reference point for the market.
- Greater resilience to market shocks with adaptable good practice.
- Support for continuous innovation for organizations and industries.
- Testing and trialling with two-way flow of thinking on good practice.
We're already starting to apply a flexible and dynamic approach, including in the built environment and transport sectors. For example, BSI piloted the Flex process through the rapid development and iteration of a set of guidelines for safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines provide a framework to enable ongoing continual improvement and ensure that organizations respond to changes as the business community learns more about safe working, and government requirements evolve.