We often get asked about how some of these new “large company” initiatives can be used in a small business to add value. We believe that the thinking around using the IIRC model in particular the application of the 6 “capitals” can have a profound impact on the process of planning, operating and monitoring an enterprise. The attached two business models indicate how any organization can recognize the 6 capitals and use this as a basis for its own operations. We have already developed a “health check” planning checklist for one of our clients using the 6 capitals as a way of thinking about the link between business planning and the need to plan for sustainability. Take a look? Call or e-mail us if you are interested!
IIRC Models as examples
There is growing momentum for the concept of <IR> or Integrated Reporting; I am a great fan of this approach wherein an organization looks at the key drivers for its business model and then presents accountability on how it plans, manages and accounts for these aspects. There is a good blog written by one of the pilot organizations that is worth a read!
In the research and development that we do for both consulting as well as the book we have used many of the global models for excellence as well as the ideas that form the foundation of the Toyota Management Model (although we have changed it a bit!). Thought it might be of some interest – if you want to know more about how it works and creates a foundation for the task – relationship model let me know! RP5 Leadership
“Reflective Leaders and High-Performance Organizations” authored by Dr. Peter Smyth and myself was published in 2012 and it seems that as always the problem is exposure and marketing. Everyone who reads the book agrees with our positions and raves about the value of our ideas. The book has already been adopted by the Institute of Citizen-Centred Service – a think tank and centre of excellence in the public sector as a required reader for its leadership development programs! We both hope we get many more hits on the book – after all today’s theme on leadership seems to growing around building relationships – the core of the book.