I found some interesting statistics that support my earlier post "ISO 9001 - Compliance, or just smart business..?
The main point I made was that although the top reasons for getting certified is typically the "arm-twisting" directly from customers or from corporate mandates responding to industry pressure, the seemingly unexpected result is that increased efficiency and improved financial performance ranked as high as third in the list of benefits cited in surveys from the International Association of Accredited Registrars
(The organizations that would come out to audit & certify you)
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This next chart summarizes the top benefits actually cited after getting certified...It's kinda like the doctor making you join a gym for your health, but the unexpected benefit is that you look better, feel better and perform better in other aspects of your life.
- This Chart Reflects Top Benefits Cited After Certification