The compliance function ensures that an organization abides by its internal rules and external regulations and laws. It is closely related to risk management, since effective compliance channels employee behavior toward good practices and away from potentially harmful ones.
Nonprofits, startups, and small businesses do not have to spend substantial resources to begin applying basic principles of compliance. In this podcast, I note four tools small organizations can use — for free or very low cost — to begin benefiting from compliance principles in their daily activities.
In this short podcast, I mention four books — Gino Wickman’s Traction, James Kouzes and Barry Posner’s Credibility, Ken Blanchard and Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Ethical Management, and Susan Scott’s Fierce Conversations.