Governance is about identifying, analysing, understanding, implementing decisions on and communicating matters of organisational risk.
A Governance Management System is the framework of processes and procedures used to ensure that an organisation can fulfil all tasks required to achieve its objectives.
According to the guide at www.goodgovernance.org.au, good governance practice requires consistent, accepted accountability and engaging behaviours across and throughout the organisation.
RecogniseMe supports an organisation's good governance practice by creating:
Almost all governance issues involve communication problems, as both a cause and an effect.
Misunderstandings, resulting from poor communication, can easily cause an issue or risk or make it worse.
Further, once an issue has emerged, communication problems often develop because people in organisations - particularly organisations where there is a geographic dislocation - do not communicate with each other as frequently, as openly and / or as accurately due to time, distance, cultural or other reasons. This also includes the means by which the communication is undertaken.
Thus communication is central to most situations involving issues and risks.
Often organisations do not have reliable methods for communicating with their staff regarding matters of governance. This may be because:
If good governance-related communication is a part of the daily (normal) routine of all of our employees and contractors, then over a short space of time it will become a natural part of the day to engage in good governance.
- David Sirota, Louis A. Mischkind, and Michael Irwin Meltze in Harvard
“Why Your Employees Are Losing Motivation”, Harvard Business School, October 2006
Where the policies, procedures, directives and work instructions are "defined" but the organisation has no effective means of assuring this is being effectively actioned, continually improved and complied with.
With no tangible way to record consistency of communication or that the communication has actually taken place and been understood, the organisation can only 'hope' that their messages are getting through in a clear, consise and consistent manner.
This means that critical messages get corrupted, misdirected, misplaced or disregarded.
As a result staff do not feel compelled to participate in the communication process and so fail to provide critical information back through the organisation, causing significant negative effects on corporate governance.
- Richard Buckminster Fuller
iFidelis recognises that lack of "closed loop" communication can significantly increase the risk of governance-related failure incidents.
To address this risk, we created a closed loop access, identity, alerting, acknowledgement, reporting and control governance communication system called RecogniseMe
RecogniseMe is a powerful Active Governance system for organisations that want to prevent corrupted, misdirected, misplaced or disregarded information about critical, governance-related matters.
In most organisations, staff do not feel compelled or enabled to participate in the communication process. In organisations that use RecogniseMe, participation, inclusion, transparency, accountability and engagement are linked to the two natural events that are consistent in almost every organisation: Arriving at a work location and Leaving from a work location.
RecogniseMe makes it a natural, everyday and easy process for staff to:
making their organisation much safer, more accountable, transparent, engaged and effective.