Jame Clear, author of Atomic Habits, writes:
“You do not rise to the level of your goals, You fall to the level of your systems”
He is correct. Left on our own we drift into disorder away from our goals.
Systems prevent you from falling into disorder. Systems act as a guardrail by resisting change to reduce variation.
Now, how do you raise your system levels?
That’s the role of management programs which introduce change. They adjust system targets to higher levels of performance to advance overall outcomes.
Programs bridge the gap between operational objectives and organizational outcomes by elevating the quality of our systems.
Without them you fall to the level of procedural conformance. With them you elevate your compliance to higher standards of safety, security, sustainability, and other compliance objectives.
Programs are an essential component of operational compliance, necessary (but not sufficient) to meet performance and outcome-based obligations.
Are you missing this essential function of compliance?