We’ve talked before about the benefits of being proactive versus reactive. Being proactive is more beneficial than being reactive in every aspect of life, whether in business, sports, or just everyday life. A task as simple as crossing a street can illustrate this point: be proactive by looking both ways ahead of time and avoiding potential oncoming traffic or keep your head down and try to react at the last second to a large truck barreling down on you. The difference and the possible consequences are stark.
Here we look at the difference in prescriptive and outcomes-based regulations and which may be better for data privacy.
With GDPR now in full effect, many companies are scrambling to navigate issues the regulations have created for them, and one question is now being more pointedly discussed by many globally: is prescriptive or performance-based regulation better, specifically where personal data is concerned?.
Here we analyse the need for better corporate governance in the age of big data through the Facebook scandal
Why does a company need solid governance controls? One need only look at Facebooks stock market value loss in the wake of the social media giant’s recent scandal involving data privacy. In a typical corporation, a $50billion loss of value within a few days would undoubtedly lead to some major changes, and quickly.
Any company that’s been in business for more than a few months can attest to the fact that compliance is not only a big part of being in business, it’s a moving target that almost changes with the seasons. And the last half of 2017 pushed the focus on compliance into high gear with the various scandals and lawsuits that popped up across the landscape.
It might seem counterintuitive, but it’s common knowledge and apparently the natural order of things – technology moves much faster than the rules we set to govern it. Automobiles upset the public at first and caused governments to rethink roads. Airplanes caused governments to address the skies, something they’d never had to do before. Now drones are forcing them to rethink the rules about the sky, and public concerns are putting pressure on those decisions.
A Tale of Two Businesses
Consider the following scenarios. Two retail managers each have a chain of locations they are in charge of, with massive amounts of inventory across each chain. One relies on the store manager at each location to ensure that inventory levels are where they should be. So once per month they get a message from each store manager that essentially says “inventory is still good!”, and they leave it at that.
It’s no secret that the world is changing very quickly in the modern digital world, and that fact applies to every aspect of our lives, both individually as well as in the business world. That basic concept is the basis of a great new book called Exponential Organisations by Salim Ismail, which describes how two critical aspects of running a business is leading to exponential growth that is drastically shortening the time from launch to wild success: outsourcing and software.
Work Health and Safety procedures that are designed to comply with WHS regulations aren’t optional. If you have a conscience and care about the health and safety of your employees, then this article is for you.
Compliance problems can bring down a business almost as quickly and completely as the controlled demolition of a building, leaving nothing but rubble and destruction behind. This might sound overly dramatic, but it’s essentially true. Compliance regulations come from government, licensing organisations, industry associations, and other bodies which can directly control the way your business operates – and even stop it from operating.
Your supply chain is essentially a set of successive contractual arrangements designed to provide you with goods and services that you either use internally or pass on to your customers. This is typically a controlled process, best described as a network with contract conditions and oversight so that your organisation can retain control over the quality of the product you are sourcing.