3 Benefits of Management Systems on SMEs


To the untrained eye, management systems can look like a huge, micro-managing waste of time.

This is simply not true.

Management systems can work for all types of businesses, from a micro-business through to international corporations. A successful management system is largely dependent on management and training, so if your organisation has the resources available, there’s no excuse.

Management systems have a significant impact on the businesses who choose to implement and adhere to them. These systems can improve the staff morale and productivity, reduce costs and wastage, and help a business to expand without experiencing significant growing pains.

Your staff morale is higher as a result of implementing a management system

Staff morale is incredibly important to businesses of all shapes and sizes, there’s no denying that. However, an SME relies more heavily on the small number of staff they have. This puts additional pressure to keep staff happy and satisfied at work in order to reduce turnover and profit-eating training time.

Management systems help create an environment where staff are trained regularly and play an important part in the success of the business. This reason alone can help improve staff morale, having a flow on effect to productivity levels. Employees who feel safe and secure in their place of employment are also more likely to take initiative and seek out areas of improvement in the business – key for growing a successful business.

Management systems create a structure for employees and provide them with a clear understanding of their role, what’s expected of them, and what training is required to get them to the level required for career progression. Staff working under a management system experience clear communication and are working towards a clear, achievable goal.

A management system helps you to reduce costs and wastage

No matter the type of management system your business implements, you can expect a couple of benefits across the board. One clear benefit is cutting costs. Once a management system has been implemented your business has a clear understanding of what is necessary and what isn’t. This provides an excellent opportunity to review your business’ costs and conduct an internal audit to review areas of improvement.

Examples of this relate to every business, small and large. There is always room to improve the outgoings of a business, and regular auditing can identify these areas to your management team. Implementing a management systems means continually reviewing performance and reflecting on areas of improvement. SMEs who implement this system will need to prioritise the time and resources for these valuable checks – they can save your business big bucks, particularly over a long period of time.

Grow a business easily using a management system

Scaling up a business can be intimidating and time-consuming work. You’ll need to hire more staff, ensure there is work available for them and of course you need the resources to train your new team members. Growing a business is hard work, there’s no denying it.

However, implementing an effective management system can help ease this burden. Your existing team will be performing their roles magnificently and will have the knowledge to train any new team members. As part of a management system, your HR team will have a thorough process of onboarding new staff, making the hiring process more efficient.

A business with effective processes will be easier to scale than one which isn’t – the trick is to ensure your business implements the processes to facilitate growth.

If your business is looking to implement a management system and requires auditing or certification services – contact QMS today, our team of experienced auditors can help.

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