|Quantum Physics and BEE - October 2008 Newsletter|
|Tuesday, 21 October 2008 13:18|
Quantum Physics and BEE
The big news in quantum physics is that the Large Hadron Collider is the world’s largest physics experiment. It consists of a particle accelerator, based in Switzerland. One of the strange theories about particle physics is that the act of observing certain particles causes a change of behaviour in that particle - I’d like to invite any reader who can give me a layman’s explanation to write to me. The best article will be published on our web site.
How does this impact on BEE? “The act of observing your BEE score will cause the score to change” – K Levenstein 2008.
If you know your BEE score, and how it is made up, then by continuing to do what you do in your business will have the inevitable result that the score will rise. By being aware will automatically cause you to make decisions that are in the best interest of your business, and at the same time improve your BEE score.
We have come across many companies who have recently gone through the verification process. Their score was less than 30 points – non-compliant. We do wonder why anyone would waste money to discover what they should have known before calling in a verification agency. What is the point of getting a scorecard that is non-compliant? You can give that information to your customers without paying someone thousands of rands. One of our own suppliers submitted a scorecard to us that showed a score of 5.3 points! They obviously do not recognize that it is the score that is important and not the fact that they have a scorecard. I need good score from them to improve my procurement score! If it remains as is, it is no better then if they did not respond.
If any company that is going through a verification does not know what their score is going to be, they should not start the verification process. They should only start the verification process when they are satisfied that the score they will achieve is good enough for their customers. They should rather spend their time understanding the scorecard, and observing it.
Logical Steps to a BEE Scorecard