Health Promotion Switzerland

Introducing and establishing quint-essenz in an organization

Systematically establishing quint-essenz in an organization is worthwhile:

  • It ensures that a common understanding of terms is established within the organization
  • When the approach to projects is uniformly defined, this provides focus and security
  • If everyone is using the same quality criteria and tools, this simplifies the exchange of expertise
  • Systematic reflection in the projects improves their quality and effectiveness

To ensure that quality development is not left to each individual project but is the responsibility of the organization, an own quality culture can be established. Make use of the quint-essenz consultations to determine the potential for systematic integration with relevant experts (consultancy service for Switzerland only).

If the quality of your organization’s programs and projects is important to you, you need to review them critically at regular intervals. The list of quality criteria provides an excellent basis for regular and systematic reflection, it allows you to recognize your programs’ and projects’ strengths and weaknesses and finally to use these insights to improve practice. The quality criteria also provide the base for a shared understanding of quality and for the establishment of quality standards for the whole of your organization.
  • Have you established a consistent approach to projects in your organization?
  • Are all projects for which your organization is responsible subject to a systematic quality assessment?
  • Do all employees at your organization understand the same thing with regard to concepts and terms on health promotion and prevention?
  • A positive attribute of an object or a situation on the basis of specific expectations (criteria).
  • Measures that are aimed at maintaining an already existing standard of quality.
  • A disitinctive feature regarding the quality of an object or a circumstance (e.g. a project, a process, a product).
  • Aspects of the organizational culture regarding quality.
  • The periodic and systematic reflection and improvement of structures, processes and results of an organization, a programme or a project.
  • The totality of all management activities related to quality assurance and quality development in an organization.
  • The part of an organization's or program's management system that makes sure that quality in structures, processes and results is upheld, by periodic reflection and systematic development of quality concerns.
Last modification: 16 April, 2014 11:46