Every organisation is unique and faces different challenges in ensuring that its governance systems, processes and people fully support a culture of safety.
Confirmation of whether governance has effectively embedded a culture of safety involves drawing information from multiple sources. Governance arrangements that include inappropriate measures of performance, such as those focusing on aspects of process rather than the fundamental purpose of reducing risk and improving outcomes, can hinder a culture of safety.
Gathering the correct information is the key to helping organisations identify what is working, what is not working and why.
Our goal is to maximise the chance of our clients achieving their organisation’s aims, whilst at the same time delivering a culture of safety.
Through our experienced, bespoke, multidisciplinary teams, Iodem works with its clients to identify and target areas where governance and assurance may not fully facilitate risk reduction.
We then provide support to implement effective improvement interventions. Our approach empowers our clients to build their own capabilities, in order to enable learning, improve performance and achieve sustainable change.
Our structured analysis and in-depth review can withstand scrutiny by external assessors, including the CQC and regulatory bodies.
Using a range of diagnostic tools, Iodem provides a pro-active independent evidence-based perspective on challenges. For example:
Iodem provides a tailored response to governance issues. We recognise the uniqueness of our clients and their challenges, and avoid an off the peg formulaic response to their situation. Our reports include a well-structured methodology and analysis, which is systems based, and includes the identification of the interconnected contributory human and causal factors.
Governance is as much about communication as it is about culture, behaviours, processes and structures. Our recommendations are clear and unambiguous, and provide our clients with a road map to drive improvement and change, all while clearly aligning to the strategic objectives of the organisation.
We employ simple metrics that demonstrate the ‘before and after’ and importantly provide an early warning system that highlights whether interventions are working, allowing for rapid course adjustments.
Above all, we provide assurance to boards that what has been done is being done well, and we provide a plan and the support needed in relation to what can be done better.