Courtenay woman spearheads global assessment

Dawn Ringrose represents Canada on a committee that has launched a global assessment on the state of worldwide organizational excellence.

Management consultant Dawn Ringrose represents Canada on a committee that has launched a global assessment tool.

Dawn Ringrose is serious about helping organizations achieve excellence.

The Courtenay-based management consultant represents Canada on the Organizational Excellence Technical Committee, a small group comprised of some of the world’s top professionals that has launched a global assessment on the state of worldwide organizational excellence.

While the study promises to shed light on the extent to which organizations are implementing best management practices to improve performance, it also offers all organizations an opportunity to see how they measure up – and where they can improve.

“To be able to provide such a unique opportunity to leaders from across industry sectors and geographical regions is very exciting,” says Ringrose. “I anticipate economic development agencies will also be very interested, as there is a positive relationship between improving organizational performance, the economy and quality of life for all residents.”

Ringrose is also the founder of Organizational Excellence Specialists, an independent Canadian third-party that will be compiling and analyzing assessment results, and the author of the Organizational Excellence Framework, upon which the assessment tool is based.

Drawing upon 25 years of research, Ringrose’s framework compiles and integrates global excellence models and provides a how-to guide for implementation. Organizations that have employed these excellence models, she says, have benefitted from increased employee engagement, sound governance and stronger financial results.

“Organizational excellence involves using the best management practices that have been proven to improve performance,” she said. “These practices are employed by the highest-performing organizations and lead to a culture focused on excellence; this appraisal now aims to measure the extent to which they’re in place in other organizations worldwide.”

All organizations, agencies and business leaders are invited to participate in the assessment. The evaluation takes 15 to 30 minutes to complete. Participants can join the Organizational Excellence Technical Committee group on LinkedIn to receive a summary of aggregate results.

Anyone interested in an additional confidential report detailing where they stand and how they can improve can email dawn@organizationalexcellencespecialists.ca.

“These results will benefit the global business community,” says Ringrose. “This assessment captures the essence of an organization, an industry sector or a geographical region at a specific window in time and lays the foundation for future success.”

Though general information is requested from each participant, individual responses remain confidential and only aggregate data is reported.

To participate in the assessment, visit bit.ly/1HxLfwp.

The publication is available free of charge at bit.ly/1SkkkYb.

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