Aligned and Agile GRC
Peter Berger and David Ngu both work for global consulting firm Protiviti in the Netherlands, helping clients figure out how to integrate governance, risk management, and compliance technology into their workplace.
In this episode of GRC & Me, Peter and David provide some of their valuable insights about how to incorporate agile GRC technology to make sure it’s actually doing its job to help manage the risks in your company and ensure your business is aligned so successful risk governance can take place and nothing slips through the cracks.
We all face risks in our daily lives, now more than ever. Peter and David are here to help companies handle them with agility and flexibility, and stay tuned: they’re even offering listeners a complimentary consulting session to talk about GRC technology and agile risk governance. Reach out to Peter and David directly: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
💻 GRC technology is a global enterprise: Peter and David are both based in the Netherlands now, but David has also worked for Protiviti in Australia and London, and Peter, who was born in Slovakia, has also lived in Denmark. Peter says it’s important for GRC technology and risk governance to keep the global perspective in mind, taking into consideration the various rules and regulations that dictate business arrangements around the world.
💻 Make sure GRC technology is actually helping you, not hindering your company. Peter says that if businesses don’t make the right choices when deciding what GRC technology to implement, making sure it fits their environment, it can serve as a barrier instead of a helpful tool like it should be.
💻 Think about the desired outcome — beyond the GRC technology. You should have a goal for what you want your business to achieve with these tools, but it’s also important to be flexible and adapt as you go. And you don’t have to get everything right at first. Risks are a part of life, and GRC technology is designed to help manage them, but you might have to experiment with different tools before you figure out what really works for your company.
💻 COVID-19 has changed the way our personal and professional lives look, which has made it tough for risk management professionals — aiming for agility and flexibility — to find a balance. Peter advises “recalibrating your expectations” to fit this new, more virtual world: a key example of how agility can benefit you in all aspects of your life.
💻 The importance of a work-life balance can’t be understated, especially in this “new normal.” Now that work has been integrated into all aspects of our lives, it’s important to set firm boundaries between your work and personal lives and respect your colleagues’ boundaries as well. Creating this balance will enable you to work more efficiently and flexibly when you are working.