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Measuring the Integrity of the Organization

Michael Rasmussen | September 24, 2013

Compliance and ethics is not the same today as it was a few years ago. The forces shaping compli­ance are likely to continue to influence the trajectory of compliance and ethics for years to come. In the past, compli­ance was distributed and disconnected. The relationship of ethics to compliance was inconsistent. Organizations may have had a centralized compliance function to manage critical compliance issues bearing down on the business, but compliance in reality was fragmented and distributed with highly redundant approaches tax­ing the business. This resulted in a maze of processes, reporting, and information. Each department relied on document-centric and manual approaches that did not integrate, and compliance profession­als spent more time managing the volume of documents than it did actually managing com­pliance. There were inconsistent formats for policies and proce­dures, issue/incident reporting, and assessments.

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