Great points in this article.  Your obligations to compliance for your businesses’ sake and where that stops and today takes over — what is different in this scene today?   Leadership and management

Excerpt:  Compliance training undoubtedly works in one way. That is to ensure the right ‘boxes are ticked’ should something go awry. Rather as support for the ‘we followed orders’ defence. This is often the situation found in the wake of some non-compliant act that had led to an unwanted occurrence. The question as to whether the organisation has followed statutory or relevant professional body compliance training guidelines is often the first one raised. Organisations produce their records of compliance training to be used as part of the defence.

In other words compliance training is useful as a back-stop to help avoid financial sanctions and, at worst, the CEO or Chairman ending up in front of a jury and possibly in prison (in the past a number have). Sometimes this ‘defensive compliance’ strategy works. Increasingly it doesn’t.

But does it actually improve compliance and lower the number of non-compliant acts?

Read full article via Performance.Learning.Productivity.  From Charles Jennings


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