A good feeling on Fridays My Fridays are usually dedicated to processing all the to do’s gathered during a week of meetings and 121’s as well as to deep work, work for which I need my full concentration. And I often do this from the comfort of my home office, avoiding traffic, starting very early … Continue reading Is the race to the bottom the only race in town?
Working on efficiency We've been working a lot on efficiency aspects lately, so I got to thinking about the boundaries of efficiency quite a lot in recent days and weeks. Efficiency is very important, especially in a public sector environment. We are using taxpayers' money, so it is essential that we make the best possible … Continue reading Efficiency overkill
A high degree of indifference Whenever you utter the words "internal control" in an environment where COSO is not a household word, you are likely to be confronted with a number of reactions, ranging from boredom over surprise over fear back to complete indifference. Overcoming that reaction is one of the key prerequisites for a … Continue reading How to get rid of internal controls’ Cinderella complex