A sustainable governance framework organises the relationships, systems and processes within an organisation to ensure accountability, transparency, fairness and compliance. It is essential for sustaining management structures through periods of change and growth without losing effectiveness and integrity, compromising safety, quality and risk, or requiring additional resources.
Put simply, a sustainable governance framework enables an organisation to be better at what it does, what it wants to be, and to address evolving stakeholder needs and expectations.
For organisations in the health and community sectors, this means being able to manage increased demand for services, changes to community health needs and the current challenges of a global health pandemic, as well as meeting new regulations and standards requirements.
But to manage this level of change and growth, organisations need to have robust systems and processes that they can rely on, and this is why a sustainable governance framework is so important. Here are three ways that organisations can benefit from building an effective sustainable governance framework.
- Do more with less
It may sound too good to be true, but it is possible to do more with less. Organisations with a sustainable governance framework prioritise systems that support integration between contracts and managing associated compliance, audits and improvements, incidents and risk. Effective integrated systems do more of the heavy lifting. They look after the small steps in the process and are capable of managing a greater load while maintaining data integrity – with no need for extra resources or input from management. Importantly, effective integrated systems enable organisations to meet demand without compromising safety and quality.
- Grow the next generation of leaders
This is the holy-grail of delegation – something to aspire to, but rarely achieved when teams are busy managing day-to-day requirements. A sustainable governance framework establishes clear lines of accountability, while empowering all employees to contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation. And effective integrated systems make this possible. By enabling delegation and greater responsibility, providing insight into how the business works and involving employees in problem solving, organisations can build their leadership pipeline.
- Enable leaders to lead
As a consequence of building more self-sufficient teams, a sustainable governance framework also enables leadership to focus on strategy and growth. A robust framework, supported by effective integrated systems, gives leaders oversight of business-critical issues and requirements, and the ability to make data-driven decisions. This also gives leadership the capacity to review whether new systems and processes are being adopted and meeting planned expectations, to sustain future growth.
The principles of a sustainable governance framework have underpinned the design of LogiqcQMS. We have prioritised features that help to empower future leaders – through task delegation, coordination and accountability, open communication between teams and management, and encouraging a reporting culture. And in doing so, we enable leaders to lead by providing real-time insights into business performance and risk, and the ability to assess the strength of the governance framework, and areas for improvement.
Interested in learning more about how LogiqcQMS could fit within your sustainable governance framework? Let’s start a conversation.