First a governance must have a goal, we call it the VISION.
At the center of the governance, there are a set of RULES.The governance processes provide rules to the “governed processes”.
Once the GOVERNANCE is defined, one must think about :
- the COMMUNICATION of the governance
- the EXCEPTIONS and APPEALS that can apply to the governance
- the COMPLIANCE aspect : how to verify the governance rules are applied ?
- the VITALITY : when and how do we change the rules ?
Let’s think about a sample governance that we all know : the road code.
- The vision is that without a road code, the roads would become too dangerous.
- The road code is the governance, the set of rules, for driving a vehicle.
- The road code is communicated when you pass your driver license and via road signs.
- There are some exceptions to the road code, for example for the police and ambulances. You can appeal if you can prove that you were in an emergency case.
- Police controls are there to verify that you comply to the road code
- The road code should be revised from time to time. The vitality of the road code is ensured by the authorities.