Ensure that your policies are kept up to date and that they are relevant to the current regulatory environment in which you operate. Moreover, they need to be in sync with your business context.
Policies work best when they are easy to understand and easy to find. They cannot be overly complex or they become susceptible to mis-interpretation, making monitoring and enforcing problematic.
Unstructured policies will take up too much of your time, which you should better spend on supporting the business value chains.
Streamline your policy approach and gain:
The policy writer has to engage the target audience early:
Which results in better acceptance of and adherence to the new policies.
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Assess your risks, but also your opportunities and design a plan based on risk and opportunity assessments
Use the gathered inputs and write clear documents that people will actually read. Avoid legalese and complex structures in the documents. Work regularly with the staff and stakeholders, so that you can launch your awareness campaign with head start.
Compliance with policies can be embedded in the culture of any company, provided they are in sync with the culture of the company. They can be either a culture-fit, or a culture-add
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