Management System Success is Management Success


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On this page, I provide a simple model to reflect the basic elements of an improvement or change process. I kept it simple because:


  1. of its communication value - KISS principle "Keep it Simple"
  2. I really think that the model and the related change process are basically simple - it's people that make it complicated.



The Principle Emotional ownership

People tend to be more willing to participate in planned change when they have had an opportunity to participate and influence the process leading to change


The four ingredients that are essential to bring performance (in risk management/safety/loss control/quality etc.) to the desired level can be visualized to form a platform resting on the three legs (Plan-Train-Do). The foundation of the platform is in "Motivation and Leadership¨.


A more detailed description of the four ingredients can be found by clicking on the related subject below.

The Platform Model


Front view:



Platform model - raising the performance level




The model shows that the performance level is resting on three columns: Plan, Train and Do. The foundation is formed by (management) Leadership & Motivation.


Seen from above:


Topves model: Plan - Train - Do




The platform model forms the basis of the 17-step process to improvement which is the process for developing and implementing the management system such that there is a high chance of success.


The performance level rest on three columns: Plan, Train and Do. Those need to be in balance with each other; if not, you can figure out what will happen with the platform and everything on it. It does not make sense to have a plan and not train people before asking them to carry our the work. And training people to do certain things and not ask them to do it (via the plan) only works the wrong way. Do needs to follow Train needs to follow Plan. And that needs to be monitored, evaluated and repeated to get the success that is wanted!


The platform model somewhat looks like the Deming circle. I developed the model pictured above during the eighties of last century when working as a safety management consultant. The "Platform Model" has the advantage that it indicates up front two main items needed for success:

  • Training/instruction of people to do the necessary work to execute the plan activities.
  • Management leadership and motivation

Combination of the platform model and the 17-step process can be seen in my logo and also in the improvement wheel which is just another way to visualize to improvement model.


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