In less than four decades, Issue Management has become established as a distinct business discipline, with proven capacity to add strategic value to organizations. During that time practitioners and academics around the world have explored ways to optimize the new discipline and to stretch the boundaries of where its strengths can best contribute to corporate and societal advancement.
The nine Best Practice Indicators formulated by the Issue Management Council capture leading edge performance by the best in class throughout the world. An organization would not necessarily require all the standards in place to be best in class and, as needs and emphases vary greatly between different fields of enterprise, the standards carry no weighting.
Recognizing that different organizations may interpret achievement of each Best Practice Indicator in different ways, Reference Points have been developed for each Indicator and are available as a benefit of IMC membership.
The standards crystallize the wisdom and experience of practitioners and academics and set out the goals for those who aspire to perform and contribute to Issue Management at the highest level.