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A.11 Maturity Model for the Phased Implemenation
Implementation of a management system standard can be a daunting task, especially for small to medium sized enterprises. All organizations face the challenge of managing their risks within the bounds of organizational objectives and available resources. Only through the full implementation, ongoing maintenance, and continual improvement of the ORMS can an organization reach its goal of achieving its objectives. Building the ORMS in a phased approach with documented baselines and achieving benchmarks of maturity provides the organization a link between objectives and its resources.
By using a maturity model for the phased implementation of the ORMS, the organization defines a series of steps designed to help it evaluate where they currently are with regard to security and resilience, and respect for human rights, to set goals for where they want to go, to benchmark where they are relative to those goals, and to plot a business-sensible path to get to full implementation of the ORMS.
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