Tag Archives: ISO 9001

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The Emperor’s New Clothes is a recurring theme with ISO management standards. Researchers, Bozena Poksinska and Jens J.Dahlgaard, published ISO 9001:2000 – The emperor’s new clothes? describing their investigation of three companies. “The managers interviewed had difficulties linking organisational improvements with the … Continue reading

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ISO silent over Volkswagen certifications

A little bit of history: “Julian Huxley, Aldous Huxley’s older brother is THE GUY who paved the way for the standardization of our everyday lives. He originated the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization or UNESCO. Under the direction … Continue reading

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Straw poll

If you knew ten people with experience of ISO accreditation you could conduct a straw poll now. See if nine out of ten really think what was reported to UKAS in their customer satisfaction survey.  Or do they fail to … Continue reading

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>90% say accreditation delivers benefits…but…

Authors employed by bodies including the US Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) have written that >90% of public health departments the PHAB accredits report benefits that might have been expected. This sounds a lot like ISO accreditation although the details of the … Continue reading

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Wanted: ISO bimbo

CDOs.  Boring, complex, disastrous.  Yet nobody goes to jail. Margot Robbie explains it simply for you, Now CoCo bail-in bonds.  Another disaster in the making. Will it take a bimbo in a bubble bath for ISO accreditation victims to see … Continue reading

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Workplace discomfort and burnout

Here is a study from Spain investigating the causes of stress in academic workplaces.  These authors found that burnout of staff is caused mainly by structural and functional elements of the organisation.  The solution is case-specific interventions rather than standardisation.  … Continue reading

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Monster Zero, ISO9001 and Workplace Environment

Amidst lots of mystic rambling to expose boredom-addicted Monster Zero, this paper, The Anatomy, Life Cycle and Effects of the Phenomenologically Distributed Human Parasite M0,  has a long section on how ISO 90001 has poisoned the workplace.  It provides a much-needed but rather debatable interpretation … Continue reading

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UNIDO report

Can everything in this blog be wrong?  The usual world governance suspects published a report that shows Asian attitudes to ISO 9001 are “positive”!  “Credibility of ISO 9001 – In general, the perception of accredited certification to ISO 9001 in the … Continue reading

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Down the memory hole: The Case of the Vanishing Adjudication

The Buildfreedom.com website cited below has vanished, just like the vanishing ASA adjudication against the BSI that it reported.  Fortunately, the reference can still be found with The Wayback Machine. http://web.archive.org/web/20140713190437/http://buildfreedom.com/content/reciprocality/r1/example.html Buildfreedom.com tells a curious tale in which the BSI’s … Continue reading

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“How do you know that any of this improves what we do?” Em…

You have read previously the lack of proof that accreditation works.  But it’s not just for this reason that quality managers are understanding the error of their ways: Things I used to believe in and no longer do – ISO9001 ISO9001! … Continue reading

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