So, I've recently been tasked with taking over a recently acquired company's QMS and transition it to 2015 standards. They have done no work towards transition as the acquisition took 18 months and they were aware we had QA resource (they previously used consultants. Today I went in to the company to perform a gap analysis and formulate a plan. When I asked the question 'what are your objectives, both strategically and QA related?' the response came back from the FD that 'we set a budget each year and see how much money we can make with that budget'. I guess that's a plan of sorts, but there were no formal targets put into place. I tried to explain that to fall in line with the new standard, objectives must be set to achieve your intended strategic direction and that the QMS must enable and support that strategic direction. The result was blank stares across the table. The difficulty I have here is that I have 5 directors that share equal responsibility, with nobody having more power/influence than the other. Has anybody encountered this and does anybody have any advice on educating them?