Management Reviews

The ISO Standards are built around the concept of a continuous circle of “Plan-Do-Check-Act” to evolve the development of any organisation.  The “Check” stage is embodied in two aspects of the ISO Standard – namely the internal audit and the Management Review.  The Management Review is the final “Check” before deciding what to change and what to develop or drop (ie the “Act” stage).  Once the Management Review has been completed, there are likely to be a series of resultant actions to be covered which may include developing the Procedures to include aspects discussed during the Management Review (this is effectively part of the next “Plan” component alongside other Board Strategy meetings and the like). After that the next “Do” phase will embody the changes made in the ongoing operation of the organisation – but now using the altered procedures designed to take the organisation forward to the next level.