# Standardization Organization
overhead in running a standards organization
- ISO standards and technical documents are developed by volunteers.
- ISO does not pay for their services or even cover expenses. Yet when the work is finished even they are expected to buy a a copy of the final document from the organization that they volunteered to help.
Each standard has a committee; each committee needs help with the bureaucracy, every standard needs to be reviewed, printed (in the days before PDF), shipped, and so forth. ISO itself needs buildings, and all the costs associated with those.
- Will cheap documents serve your purpose?
- Will only documentation help achieving your aim?
- Does your organization wants to be on same page even after getting ISO certified?
- Do you think effective implementation will help your organization