It is essential to plan for sustainment in order to adapt to evolving technology.
Does your current system sustainment plan address these common challenges:
- How do you ensure new users know how to use your system?
- What is your plan to keep existing users up to speed?
- Do you have a process in place for users to ask for help?
- How confident are you in your data? Accuracy, Availability, Connectivity?
- How do you digitize work processes as technology advances?
- What happens when your organization acquires another company or adds a new facility?
- Do you have a process to manage change including regulatory, organizational, stakeholder, economic, or technological?
Today, achieving EHS compliance alone is not enough. As your company grows and has greater need for data, how do you adapt and use new tools? Adopting new features, functionality and best practices to manage your data is difficult. Access to data is at an all-time high and stakeholders such as the public, your shareholders and regulatory agencies are using this to increase their oversight of organizations. Does your current plan address the following:
- Is the data in the system up to date, and do you have faith in it?
- What enhancements do you think your system needs to give you faith in your data?
- How are you adapting to trends in your industry?
- Are you leveraging the full power of your existing tools to make report creation easier?
- How can you use your existing tools to make data collection and Q/A procedures quicker and more accurate?
- Are you using your data to spot trends and improve accuracy or identify areas for improvement?
- Are you leveraging your data to provide actionable insights in all EHS domains (worker safety, environmental performance, employee health, etc)?
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User adoption is one of the most important factors for long term sustainment of a system. Users may know how to use the system, but are they actively using the system for its designed purpose? There are a variety of factors that can affect user adoption.
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Management of Change
Does your organization have a process to manage change including regulatory, organizational, stakeholder, economic, or technological? Who keeps up with changing regulations? What if that person leaves? Do you have a plan to deal with an acquisition of another company? How about a quickly changing workforce? How about new State level rules, or changes in those on a municipal or county level?
Employees move to new roles and gain new responsibilities. How do you deal with changing levels of experience in your organization? Similar to M&A activity, a management of change plan should address how newer, less-experienced employees can get quickly gain competency as well as minimize a loss of experience.