Who we are, what we do and why
Who we are, what we do and why
Maturity is about:
- Evidence-based measurement of organizational health using so called ‘intangibles’
- Applying the simple principles of the ‘scientific method’ to leadership and management
- Continuously increasing the intrinsic value of the organisation for long-term societal benefit
- Maximising economic profit, market value and societal impact
- Highly effective and responsible governance
- Realising the value potential of all human capital stakeholders (e.g. workers, suppliers, customers)
- Developing healthy organizational cultures based on the best values of humanity
- Building a competitive, differentiated strategy for outperformance that is difficult to replicate
- Building high levels of corporate legitimacy with intrinsic value at the heart of any social license
- Integrating environmental and sustainability outcomes into company-defined value
- The Maturity Institute (MI) is a not-for-profit, professional development body established in 2012 to bring whole system thinking to leadership and management for a capitalist system based on maximising societal value. We measure Total Stakeholder Value (TSV), which reconciles market and book values with societal impact. Our methodology and standards are based on existing practice within our exemplar companies. It is simple to implement yet has profound and long-term effects on business performance and market value. Our work has already gained significant traction within corporate, investment, regulatory, and academic environments.
- MI aims to achieve widespread acceptance, recognition and utilisation of MI’s approach and global standards as critical diagnostics and leading indicators of long term organisational health and societal benefit – with investors, boards, regulators, academics and related stakeholders.
- MI has a professional membership, all of whom have undertaken formal training, and operate under the quality assurance of MI, agreeing to adhere to, and abide by, our professional standards. It brings together expertise from an array of backgrounds such as accounting, finance, economic, legal, human capital and general management; all working to consistent standards. Organisational maturity is now taught as part of MBA programmes with much deeper insight into the nature of an organisation; going beyond the constraints and limitations of conventional financial and economic theory.
- MI operates a community interest, operating company. Our strategy, operations and funding is managed by our CIC under the governance of the MI Council.
- MI’s forthcoming book, The Mature Corporation, will become our standard text on whole system, mature, management practice and should spur other disciplines and professions to adapt their own thinking and methods. It will be published in early 2019 (Cambridge Scholars Publishing).
OMINDEX: MI’s evidence-based, scientific measurement of organizational intangibles
MI uses a unique question set focusing on all of the crucial factors that, together, produce a picture of overall maturity. Our ‘OM30’ high level, questionnaire is the primary diagnostic instrument to provide comparative assessments of organisational health, encapsulating important insights into governance, corporate culture and the management of human capital systems. Each OM30 question is designed to show causal links to improvement in TSV. OM30 is future focused and brings a predictive perspective to the probability of organizational behaviours being repeated or changed for the better.
Maturity analysis, assessments and ratings use external, publicly available information although it is also utilised by corporations to measure their own baseline and monitor progress in mature, organizational development. The OM30 scores produce the ratings which are captured on OMINDEX. This is a new corporate index, developed in collaboration with an S&P agency and mirrors the conventional rating scale (D to AAA). Since 2015 it has been increasingly used by the investment community and regulatory bodies for investment, board level engagement and risk analysis. OM30 is also used as a strategic route map by corporations to achieve material value improvement and develop better risk management.
Key milestones since MI established in 2012
- 2014 Designed Organisational Maturity Rating (OMR) with S&P affiliate firm to complement traditional credit rating and presented at CFA in London
- 2015 Provided index data for IoD’s Good Governance listing and created OMINDEX
- 2016 Collaboration with Harvard Law School’s Pension & Capital Stewardship programme to develop mature, integrated reporting. Produced the first fully integrated report, at their instigation, on AT&T
- 2017 Banking and Governance Report (sponsored by Hermes Investment Management) covering 23 banks on OMINDEX enabled direct engagement with banks, investment firms, and regulators
- 2018 Presentation to UK All Parliamentary Party Group meeting identifying OMINDEX and TSV as critical to achieving financial stability through improvements in governance and culture
- 2018 Collaboration with KBA Consulting (Australia) to combine OMINDEX, Total Stakeholder Value and the EP Bow Wave Construct (Long term Economic Profit), providing basis for new ‘gold standard’ for valuing listed companies. Produced 10 company pilot project, including Unilever case study examining OMINDEX and EP Bow Waves pre and post Kraft acquisition attempt
- 2018 Latest project – FTSE100 and ASX100 research study for full OMINDEX, TSV and Bow Wave integration
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