Internal audits are a load of nonsense!
How many times have you heard that?
It can be super challenging to maintain a positive atmosphere when it comes to subjects such as auditing and compliance. As a Business Manager it can be really frustrating and worrying when your team approach these subjects with:
😑Some or total disregard
😩Fear & anxiety
🤐Lack of cooperation
The way we approach auditing as leaders and how we communicate it across the company, influences a team’s attitude towards it in the long run.
As leaders we should be communicating that audits are not:
👎An activity of punishment
👎A time to focus purely on areas of weakness
👎To demean team and individual efforts
👎An opportunity to fire you!
And that audits are to:
👍Provide opportunities to improve our overall standards
👍Promote our best practices
👍Identify weaknesses and strengths to assist with the above!
👍Drive the company forward and increase opportunities, revenues & market shares
How do you approach auditing and are your team onboard?