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ISO 9001:2015 transition – don’t be afraid of the dark

It’s a terrible thing, the unknown. In the dark, that dressing gown on the back of the door becomes an axe-wielding maniac, and there’s untold devilry hiding under the bed too. The day has its own perils, caused by this same fear. We’ve all had it – the nauseous dread about that tough new project waiting at the office. Chances are, you push the thing round your desk trying to ignore it, until looming deadlines leave you with no escape other than to face it head on. Yikes.

Millions of business owners the world over are currently pushing the transition to ISO 9001:2015 round their desks, paralysed by this fear of the unknown. They’re worried that it’s going to be a monster of a job, that it’s going to take over their work (and home) life, or that they will ultimately fail to manage it. Transition is their last thought as they set their alarm and their first waking thought when the darned thing goes off. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

isCompliant meets the requirements of both the 2008 and 2015 versions. It’s a no-brainer: if you’re certified to ISO 9001:2008 and need to achieve ISO 9001:2015, isCompliant makes it easy. If you’re not yet certified to either version, and need to get cracking, isCompliant makes it easy. The simple act of using isCompliant’s bite-sized modules to organise your business will quietly and painlessly bring you to compliance and ­– ultimately – certification. No axe-wielding dressings gowns, no Sunday night blues.

Yes, there are changes in the 2015 transition, and they’ll need a little work, but it’s not rocket science. Some of the changes are actually simplifications, others are new ways of thinking. Let’s look at three – you’ll see there’s nothing to worry about – honest!

There’s a new focus on risk management, with risk seen both as threat and opportunity. There’s fresh emphasis on how managing risk will inevitably enhance the quality of your business, and create new potential for growth.

Leadership becomes a new watchword in the 2015 transition, with ‘quality’ merging ever closer with the company’s strategic aims. Quality, strategy and leadership become key drivers to everyday business processes – not something you write about, file and ignore.

Knowledge becomes a resource to be managed like any other asset. In a response to the way the world is changing, we need to change how we think about, and manage, knowledge – including protecting it.

There you go – doesn’t sound too bad, does it? Just use isCompliant to organise your day-to-day business, and you’ll soon be in shape to make that last step toward certification. And by the way – we’ll be there to help you then too.

So. Don’t be scared of the dark – it’s time to just turn on the light.

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