Tag: Governance

Recognizing Governance

Doing things the right way is most often looked at in terms of whether a desired result predictably arrives. Those results make sense for “share” holders as performance, but “stake” holders are different.

Stakeholders want things done a certain way, and they base their support of the organization on that. To retain that support, assurance must be developed for stakeholders. ┬áIt means discovering and aligning governance opportunities as an intrinsic influence throughout the organization’s behaviors.
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(c) 2014 Malcolm Ryder

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Systemic Governance

Like defense or offense, governance is a high-level orchestration of multiple concurrent activities, conducted to create an overall state — in this case, a state of assurance of stakeholder values. Governance provides an orientation to activities that, by executing them under known constraints, aligns their impacts cooperatively towards assurance. This framework guides the orchestration.

The background notes for this framework are here on Slideshare.

 

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Performing Innovation Under Governance

For those who manage performance, governance appears to offer a layer of security for meeting performance targets. But the scope of governance’s concern naturally exceeds the scope of production performance, representing a need to protect opportunity above and beyond performance targets.┬áInappropriate performance management will hold back innovation unless governance is appropriately influential on production.

Performing Innovation Under Governance

The notebook accompanying this table traces the influence on the production environment that governance brings, with regards to supporting innovation. Click here to access the notebook.