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Political Context
One of the facets in the context of the organization.

Every organization must navigate its unique context, which will vary depending on several factors, including:
  • The type of organization (eg. services and/or products)
  • The sector in which the organization operates (eg. MUSH sector, industrial, residential, etc)
  • The geographical location in which the organization is situated


Purpose
An understanding of the political context is necessary for the organization to determine value and establish appropriate:


Elements of the Political Context

       External Political Factors
  • Labour laws
  • Environmental laws
  • Community influence over municipal decision making
  • etcetera…
      Internal Politicial Factors


"Knots" in the Political Context
Listed below are some examples of problems in the political context of an organization:
  • Poor Reputation
  • Uncommitted Leadership
  • Disatissfied Stakeholders
  • Unmotivated team
  • Organizational silos



Stakeholders in the Political Context
Listed below are some the key stakeholders in the political context of an organization:
  • Community
  • Neighbouring Property Owners
  • City Council
  • Local Member of Parliament
  • Residents
  • Tenants
  • Staff
  • Top Management
  • Union



Process and Analysis of the Political Context
An understanding of the political context of an organization is derived from:
A PESTLE analysis can sometimes be supplemented with a SWOT Analysis. The following table provides an example of a correlation of the organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.




Tools for the Political Context
Listed below are some of the tools to assist the asset management team with the management of the political context
  • Stakeholder Needs Assessment
Every organization is influenced by a multi-faceted context. These facets should be recognized as landmarks that will orient the organization ast it navigates a path along the asset management journey
Fig.  Every organization is influenced by a multi-faceted context. These facets should be recognized as landmarks that will orient the organization ast it navigates a path along the asset management journey.


Political "knots" trap negative energy in the organization.
Fig. Some examples of political "knots" that trap negative energy in the organization.


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Fig. Organizational "knots" (problems) require patience and finesse to untangle them -- or they will get even tighter.  Do you know how to untangle the knots in your organization?


Alignment is required between all levels of the organization - such as, from top management to line staff
Fig. Alignment is required between all levels of the organization - such as, from top management to line staff.


Clearly defined roles, responsibilities and authorities are one of the signs of good leadership
Fig. Clearly defined roles, responsibilities and authorities are one of the signs of good leadership. In accordance with ISO 55000, these must be coupled with appropriate structures and relationships to establish the asset management system (AMS) within the organization.


The various sectors of industry and real estate that are contemplating ISO 55001 conformity
Fig. All sectors of the economy are contemplating ISO 55001 conformity: primary sector (extraction), secondary sector (production), tertiary sector (service-based) and perhaps also the quaternary sector (knowledge-based).

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