A certain kind of disarray reigns at Raymond’s company. It’s not immediately obvious because the problems are hidden from view:
In one department, a manager responsible for managing her team’s login information has not been able to update control documents. Some logins for terminated employees may still be open.
Another business manager has been given too much to do and has not figured out how to complete all the necessary sensitive customer data security file monitoring.
An employee who was quickly given responsibility for some compliance reporting after the last set of layoffs has not confirmed that financial data has been secured. He has not even been given the access to the reporting system yet. He has been too busy to follow-up on this because much of his group has been laid off, but the amount of work was not reduced accordingly.
A similar situation has come about in many organizations as a result of layoffs and reorganizations to respond to today’s marketplace. The amount of work has not been reduced although the workers responsible for doing the work have been reduced.
Okay, so everyone’s very busy. Can’t these compliance issues be pushed off until the economy is humming again and staffs are beefed up? Look at these headlines and see if you can imagine seeing them in a
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