Phillips sees firing some statutory heads as his solution

Political Leader of the little-known Solutions Barbados Grenville Phillips II is putting prospective managers of Government agencies on notice that they must begin to implement the highest quality management standards now or risk facing the axe if his party forms the next Government.

Phillips, who has made it clear that only successful business leaders would be allowed to run on his party’s ticket, said the adoption of the globally acceptable ISO 9001 quality management system was a must by any government that wanted to function effectively.

And he said there would be no mercy for heads of statutory corporations who fail to implement the certification programme.

“They should be implementing the whole ISO 9001 like yesterday, otherwise we would not be continuing with them. We would find new management. They have been forewarned so they know what to do,” Phillips warned.

“Solutions Barbados is going to put managers on notice right now. If we are elected and they have not even started the ISO 9001 process, they will be dismissed,” he emphasized.

ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and can be used by any organization regardless of its field of activity, and helps to ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, according to the International Standards Organization.

It explains that this standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management and the process approach and continual improvement.

Pointing to the current impasse between Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell and Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler, Phillips said it was a prime example of management gone wrong and could have been avoided had ISO 9001 been in place at the bank.

“We do not know if it was how he [Worrell] is managing the Central Bank or if he is not doing the bidding of the Government . . . . If it is a management issue then that explains why we in Solutions Barbados are going to ensure that all departments and statutory corporations comply with ISO 9001 quality management standards because that would address the poor management complaints,” he told Barbados TODAY.

Phillips contended that if statutory corporations such as the Barbados Water Authority and institutions like the Queen Elizabeth Hospital were managed by persons who follow the ISO 9001 quality management standards, the general public would be better served.

6 Responses to Phillips sees firing some statutory heads as his solution

  1. antoinette sealy February 15, 2017 at 12:44 am

    Congrats comrade Phillips. I expect to see and hear more from you all over the place i.e the original media and social media. Solutions (Real alternatives) are what Barbadians want to hear not the rubbish from the BLP with alternative facts.

  2. Pabs February 15, 2017 at 1:34 am

    Hush do

  3. Colin February 15, 2017 at 7:44 am

    He should first understand that he may have to revise the general orders as well as a number of regulations to make this happen. He also needs to understand that unless provided by statue a minister cannot legally direct or fire a civil servant.

  4. Tom February 15, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    It is a good idea to push for ISO 9001 implementation right across the public and private sectors. I wonder how many businesses in the private sector in Barbados are ISO 9001 compliant. The public sector should also embrace such a programme. If it is necessary to amend / update the General Orders then this should be done.i get the impression that some of the orders are not fit for 21st century Barbados.Having worked on the implementation and execution of the ISO 9001 over many years and seen the tremendous benefits to employees, customers and company i would not hesitate to recommend it To supplement the ISO 9001 programme , it is my view , as a starter, that a rationalisation programme should be undertaken for Statutory Organisations and Ministries including our overseas Missions and Embassies. Let there be a comprehensive reorganisation of the main drivers of government to get us back on the road..

  5. Greengiant February 17, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    We as a people needs to forget about the old BLP and DLP methods of mismanagement. Change has to come at both civil service and statutory levels. If the general orders need to be reviewed and rewritten then so be it.

    Unless we wish to have the current mess reoccurring every few decades and constantly challenging the future of our nation then the dawn of a new political day must arrive and we need to get on board.

  6. BaJan boy February 21, 2017 at 8:33 am

    You so dumb @greengiant you shouldn’t even speak.. Just the grammar alone in your opening sentence alone tells a story. Bet if I ask you to correct it you can’t even find the error and is always an authority on everything..


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