If you want to achieve anything from collaborating to sharing staff, you need to standardise as much as possible from the ground up.

Imagine if every one of Tesco’s 7,000 stores had a slightly different policies, procedures and training. Managing quality standards would be a nightmare, and this principle applies even at a smaller scale.

Standardisation achieves:-

  1. Minimal duplication of effort
  2. Common quality standard for performance and contracts
  3. Exchangeability of staff and managers
  4. Efficiencies with resources