Understanding basic governance for internal auditors

An internal auditor has an essential role to play in the governance of an organisation. Which is why it remains difficult to grasp for me why so few internal auditors have a basic understanding of governance principles. We have developed a high level introduction to governance for internal auditors, in Dutch, which provides a basic … Continue reading Understanding basic governance for internal auditors

The governance and oversight structures in the Belgian federal government

When looking at the public sector, people not familiar with the structures and the relationship between administrations and the political level often ask how its governance structure compares to other environments, such as the private sector. Governance in the private sector is based on the management and control of a traditional principal - agent relationship. … Continue reading The governance and oversight structures in the Belgian federal government

The (in)flexibility of corporate governance

Thinking about corporate governance When we think about corporate governance, most if us think about a large and quite often unwieldy set of organisational structures and processes which keep the organisation aligned and on course towards its explicit objectives. And that is what governance has been portrayed as ... An immovable aspect of an organisation, … Continue reading The (in)flexibility of corporate governance

Good public governance – the other side of using public means

Having to spend time in bed and at home dealing with a severe bronchitis is a good way of writing out some thoughts in a more profound manner than otherwise possible. I try to avoid gibberish as a result of having to swallow multiple antibiotics. My former colleague and fellow blogger Simon Perks wrote an … Continue reading Good public governance – the other side of using public means