Business and Management Audits
Cambridge Strategy Publications (part of Triarchy Press) publishes 24 non-financial, company self-assessment audits - all ready-to-run in your organisation. Many of them include some questionnaires which can be scored but most of the questionnaires are templates which can be adapted to suit the exact needs of your business. They cover three functional areas - Human Resources, Marketing, and Strategy & General Management.
Most of the audits are about 100 pages long. Each begins with an Executive Summary and includes a 24-page section on conducting an audit (who to include in the audit team, how long it will take, how to analyse and share the results, etc).
Each audit is presented as a series of steps, to make it as easy as possible for the individual or team running the audit to do so quickly and easily.
The early steps of each audit usually involve some research and discussion to make sure that you know exactly what you are auditing and why. Subsequent steps focus on a particular area or process and will include detailed audit questions. These can be presented in several different forms. If personal interviews with staff members, customers or others have been suggested, you will normally find a sample interview sheet. In other cases you may find questions for a written survey or more detailed questions on a particular function or process which need to researched and answered.
Lastly, you will find guidance on pulling together the audit results, presenting them, drawing conclusions and then building an action plan for improvement.
Uses and applications
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