ISO certification in UAE market is a challenging task as UAE has been magnificently diversifying its economy over the past few years. A great construction boom, an expanding manufacturing base, and a vibrant services sector are helping the UAE diversify its economy. UAE has the second-largest economy in the Arab world (after Saudi Arabia), and it is one of the most open worldwide.
Internationally, UAE is ranked among the top 20 for global service business and the top 30 on the WEF “most-networked countries”. With the increased global competition, UAE’s awareness on the subject of international standards has been improved and organizations are forced to produce high quality products and continuously improve themselves to survive. The most common approach for the organizations to do so is getting ISO certification, and to start with the easiest method of implementation, organizations are always advised to take the ISO 9001:2015 certificate before any other certificate, as it covers broader context of the organization and is useful to understand the requirements of other ISO certifications in UAE.
An organization can be affected by local or global events, like the COVID-19 pandemic, that halted the progress of so many companies and put brands out of business. A disaster has no bounds. It could impact your business continuity internally and externally, affecting your customers and stakeholders. Whether you are a small or a large company, you will face impact. However, the ISO standards can help companies continue their operations in case of catastrophic events by identify and prioritizing the threats. They allow companies to protect against, reduce the likelihood of occurrence, prepare for, respond to, and recover from incidents with the least disruption to business.
One of the important advantages of ISO certification is that it helps an organization to affect rather than accept the future. No-change strategies force managers to live with wrong products and wrong markets. In volatile industries doing nothing can mean- short run success, long run debacle. In order to progress in an orderly manner, every company must employ appropriate growth strategies that help in improving the present as well as the future performance in the marketplace.
What about the organization performance measures?
You might ask yourself if ISO certification can help you improve your organization performance. The answer is: “Yes Of Course”. The more you go beyond the minimal requirements of the ISO standard the more magnificent the effect will be on the organization performance.
To prove this, you can compare two scenarios; a company that has an organization chart and has identified the responsibilities and authorities for each job position, and has clear strategic objectives, and a company that hire employees randomly without having a clear vision on how they will work, what they will work, and for what purpose they will work. By comparing the two, you can clearly see that the effectiveness of the first company management system is much more hire than the second one. Proving that ISO standards requirements can prove the effectiveness of the management system in a company.
How To Improve Organization Performance?
Having products and services of higher quality means gaining higher customer satisfaction and having more demand, resulting in higher and higher customer requirements that you need to make sure you are fulfilling all the time. This can only be done if you are following a standardized procedure for managing the work, manufacturing the goods, and providing the products / services.
Here comes the use of ISO standards, and here comes the evidence of higher performance measures; any employee working in an ISO certified company need to have certain knowledge and skills to carry out their work, and need to fulfill certain operational objectives that they are responsible for to meet the company’s strategic objectives and stay in line with the company vision. Subsequently, the performance measures will increase and the company will be able to compete in better market segments.
How will that be possible?
By understanding the requirements of ISO certification in UAE deeply and applying them accordingly you can demonstrate to your clients / customers that you have some certain standards that you need to fulfill in every single order and on every single process, this will help them feel more confident about your products / services.
Setting KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for each department is a key role in measuring the employees’ performance and determining if they meet the goals set by the top management. KPIs help you adjust and do more of what you are good at and less of what you are not good at, then train the team to do better in the later so the company can be good at both.
Hence, if you are looking to apply and fulfill the ISO requirements you need to think about who will be responsible for that in your company, and if you are going to give this task to an internal employee or an external third party. If you chose to hire a third party our professional team can help you with that. They have helped more than 200 companies in their journey to become ISO certified all over the world. They do the documentation work for you based on the formats and the methods you use, and the work instructions and procedures that are already in place.
Our team will integrate the ISO documents with your previous documents and do any required alterations for conformity purpose.
PS: It always seems impossible until it’s done.
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