A selection of blog posts by James Paterson.
In this time of lock-down I have been working in more virtual ways with webinars, and also talking to friends and colleagues on topics that may be interesting.
The first videos are on:
Introductions and series overview – what we hope you will learn Continue Reading
As we adjust to new ways of working I have been working with my friends in the IIA across Europe to deliver engaging webinars on a range of key topics.
Details of internal audit webinars are as follows:
Timings for split sessions are as follows:
Morning sessions are 09.00 to 12.15 local time
Afternoon sessions are 13.00 to 16.30 local time
E-mail info@RiskAI.co.uk for more information, including tailored training on other topics.
Hope you can join me…
and that applies to internal audit as well…
The following article has had over 500 views in 2 days on LinkedIn, I hope you find it helpful.
I’ve just facilitated a two-day head of audit event, with only one person pulling out because of COVID19. However, it was inevitably a key topic of conversation, and here are some reflections that might be of interest:
COVID19 has reinforced, again, the problem with a “failure of imagination” in many risk management processes.
A failure of imagination was one of the key learnings from the 9/11 tragedy, and it looks like many organisations have found themselves with a similar problem with COVID19, and all its knock-on impacts. It may not be a big priority right now, but all organisations who have felt blind-sided by what has happened should be prepared, at the right time, to take a long hard look at their risk management processes.
What other risks are there where might we be thinking “that will never happen”?
How do we make sure we prioritise impact over probability?
How good is your organisation in thinking through the knock-on consequences of one risk on other aspects of its operations? Continue Reading
Does internal audit have a blind spot concerning organizational politics?
I was pleased to be asked to present at the 2019 ECIIA conference in Luxembourg. It was an honour and a privilege to present to around 700 attendees. The key messages I delivered were:
I defined organizational politics as:
Organizational politics can be seen in a good or bad light, depending on whether the political activity is genuinely for an organizational benefit, compared to primarily benefiting an individual’s career, power and/or influence.Continue Reading
A primer (part 1)
I’ve just run another course on Culture and auditing culture in London with 12 in attendance. This brief article gives a summary of key points concerning common misperceptions, and is offered as a counter-balance to much of what is currently being said about this topic. The second article will discuss specific approaches that, on my analysis, will lead to long-term progress in this arena.
Expectations of those attending
We discussed why people had come to the course and they said: