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 concurrently helping you unlock and develop new streams of knowledge through your organisation.
Increasingly today, the emphasis is on using knowledge to help organisations tap into their own business potential. How? By looking at their operational values and principles and best practice knowledge, they have amassed in the area in which they work. By making sure these unique values, principles and specialist knowledge are utilised to their full potential. Moreover, by adopting tried and tested principles from outside in their specific business areas, organisations often gain huge improvements in productivity.
We help organisations realise 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 organisation 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.