Monthly Archives: May 2013

Office Space and the GRC Space

Most of us firmly entrenched in office/cubicle/workspace environments are familiar with the movie Office Space. For those that aren’t familiar with the plot, the film provides insights into the mundane life of a software engineering company, covering all the standard office clichés: the demanding boss with annoying catchphrases, cubicles, “efficiency experts” mass layoffs, printers that never do what you want them to do, themed parties (Hawaiian shirt day!), etc. Though bombing at the box office in the late 1990s, it’s now achieved cult status with its satiric take on office culture. Continue reading

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Getting the GRC Plane Off the Ground (And Keeping It There)

I have had the pleasure of working in the governance, risk and compliance (GRC) space for some time now, and one simple question that continues to come up is, “where do we start?” If you’re just starting your GRC journey, when you survey your landscape you’ll likely find contrasting personalities, specialized nomenclature and inflexible technology systems. Aligning operations and processes that have operated independently is no easy feat!

If you’re interested in optimizing your business operations through GRC, but feel immobilized as to what the next steps are, this blog post is for you. Based on my experiences in the industry, I’ve found the following five steps (all industry-neutral) to be the critical tasks to complete as you kick off your program. Continue reading

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