The Value of Checklists in Compliance Processes

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Checklists. We mostly use them to compile our grocery needs and make sure that we don’t arrive back at home having forgotten the milk or eggs. But checklists, as simple as they are, are some of the most powerful tools available to us, in business and in life.
Here we give the history, psychology, and practical reasons for using checklists in organisations


Good Sports Governance Requires Established Standards and Standard Audits


There seems to be no common international understanding of what comprises “sport governance”, and that’s a big problem.

An issue can’t be dealt with unless it’s defined and understood. This is painfully obvious in the current discussion about governance in sport, highlighted by the ASADA investigation into the Essendon Football Club debacle concerning sport doping. But the problem certainly isn’t confined to football, and it may be more complex than just blaming players for wanting to “juice up” their performance, as we will see.

Ask twenty people what sport governance is and you’ll probably get twenty variations on the answer. Michael Pedersen, an internationally recognized expert and leader in good governance, transparency, ethics and integrity, may have broken it down the best I’ve seen, stating that “the absence of a common understanding poses a great risk to the sporting industry, as it makes it almost impossible for sport leaders to adequately consider all relevant risks and opportunities when taking strategic decisions about future governance”.

In this article we discuss the similarities of sport and business in terms of governance and compliance, and the need for standardised auditing