In the early days of BSI at the start of the 20th century, standards were about achieving consistent product quality. Later standards helped build strong, reliable processes throughout an organisation. Today standards continue to do all this, while at the same time helping you unlock and develop new streams of knowledge through your organization.
Increasingly today the emphasis is on using knowledge to help organizations tap into their own business potential. How? By looking at the values and principles they operate by and the best practice knowledge they have amassed in the area in which they work. By making sure these unique values, principles and specialist knowledge are utilized to their full potential. And by adopting tried and tested principles from outside in specific areas of their business, often gaining huge improvements in productivity.
We help organizations realize what valuable knowledge they have, often overlooked, which gives them certain unique advantages over others. This is an exciting new area for standards, which includes issues such as corporate behaviours, business ethics, diversity and innovation capability. It can encourage and provide linkages between many different technical domains to solve an emerging issue.
These growing streams of knowledge within an organization accelerate the innovation cycle, spread key expertise business-wide, and establish firm value-based principles to deepen the company culture which is a key ingredient in unlocking your potential.