Can you KISS your Compliance Management System?

Posted by Craig Thornton

Why keeping it simple is so…. simple

It’s easy for a management system to morph into something bigger than it needs to be.  In fact, many compliance professionals think that they’re not doing their job properly unless they can point to something that resembles the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

However, in making the system bigger than it needs to be, they’re actually doing the opposite. They’re making things more complicated than they need to be and putting up unnecessary barriers that the organisation finds hard to overcome.

It’s 50-odd years since the US Navy coined the “Keep it simple, stupid” – or KISS – principle.  However, it’s probably more relevant to the average business today than it was back in the 1960s.

Here’s a great article from Liz Murphy at Australian consultancy GrowEQ that explains why you need to keep your management system simple..  

Oh, and guess what?  It’s a really simple article! 


Tags: Management System, Compliance