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Reply to Policy Adherence

By bd513 Topic posted 09/21/2017

"I can't keep track of all the policies" is I thing I hear regularly. Ignorance of the law is no defence, they say, but my attitude tends to be this:

Governance does nothing to change how things are. It just frames conversations.

If the policy says "when we do X, we do Y" and people are doing X but in a non-Y way - anyone who spots that should say "hey, I notice you doing X but not Y - but we have an agreement as a business via our governance to do X in a Y way - what's going on there?". That kind of thing.

You can set all the governance you want, but until people give each other feedback ("I was expecting you to do X and you didn't") - will anything change?

Good luck!