A controls culture helps bind people together and can drive execution of and adherence to the organization’s control ambitions and objectives. However, a controls culture can also do the exact opposite. Creating a strong and positive controls culture is essential in ensuring employees know what is required and expected of them. Controls culture is key to succeeding with your internal controls.
A controls culture can have varying impacts on employee performance and motivation levels. Oftentimes, employees work harder to achieve objectives if they consider themselves part of the internal controls environment.
- But how do employees and management perceive the controls culture?
- How are employees to work with controls culture?
A Controls Culture Assessment (CCA) can help you reach the full potential of the internal controls in your organization. The purpose of the Controls Culture Assessment is to gain a better understanding of employees’ and management’s views and perceptions in terms of the current-state internal controls culture.
The results serve as a baseline of the current state and outline the future state that the organization aspires to achieve. The controls culture assessment provides concrete results and high-level action points – ready to work with.
Making controls culture more tangible eases the work and allows for management to focus on the right things. Controls culture is no longer a ‘black box’; it is unfolded; deeper insight is gained; and specific initiatives are identified. The foundation for reaching the full potential of the internal controls of your organization is laid.