Monday, 13 April 2009
Just having a set of policies does not make for good governance. Having a set of policies is one part of good governance not the whole. Taking up a model or approach without customizing this to our needs is no guarantee of good governance. Having policies and not implementing the policies well into all our organization’s activities makes for policies that are of no use and a model in name only.
Missing policies for important aspects and values of our organization is no help either. The approach to good governance is much like building a house. There are no quick ways to do it well; it takes lots of work, and the result will be commensurate with our efforts. Just like a house, if you miss one part or build out of order, the results will be inefficient, unsafe and likely unusable.