STEPS ON HOW TO APPLY FOR SKEA
Step 1: Develop Commitment
- Gain and develop the commitment of senior managers to using Self Assessment.
- Contact the SKEA Award Office and request a registration form.
- Complete a registration form and have it signed by the CEO or the highest operational authority in your organisation.
- Attend the SKEA workshop on how to conduct Self Assessment.
- Educate senior managers, or teams, in the use of Self Assessment as a driver for continuous improvement.
Step 2 : Plan Self Assessment
- Identity the appropriate group which will carry out the Self Assessment exercise. Typically, this represents a good mix of senior and middle managers, lead by senior managers as project sponsor.
- In the large organisations, select early adopters to pilot the process.
- Define the scope of the organisation undertaking the Self Assessment exercise and the boundaries of the group.
- Establish Self Assessment guidelines.
Steps 3 : Establish Teams to Perform Self Assessment and Educate
- Select relevant people to carry out the Self Assessment.
- Train the people directly involved.
Steps 4 : Communicate Self Assessment Plans
- Determine the message, the best way to communicate it and who needs to receive it.
- Emphasize that Self Assessment is not an academic exercise but has a direct impact on customers and business performance.
Steps 5 : Conduct Self Assessment
- Depending on the approach selected, this may take some time.
- The Foundation provides information on the various techniques for Self Assessment.
Steps 6 : Establish Action Plan
- If there have been several Self Assessment across the organisation, consolidate them.
- Review the improvement opportunities identified.
- Assign priorities – it will not be possible to address all of the opportunities indentified.
- Agree responsibilities and milestones for action.
- Communication the action plan.
Steps 7 : Implement Action Plan
- Set up improvement teams to address each priority improvement area.
- Provide appropriate resource.
- Monitor implementation.