Three CCO Resolutions for a Strategic 2017

Donna Boehme – The FCPA Blog – January 13, 2017

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While still within shouting distance of January 1, I’d like to set out my top 2017 resolutions for CCOs and EthiTweeps.

I’ve kept them deliberately brief and broad so that every reader can achieve something important in each category — with a view to achieving successful milestones in the Compliance 2.0 world of 2017.

Resolution #1 – Brush Up Your Plan. There are two kinds of CCOs: (1) the “deer-in-the-headlights” CCO and (2) the confident, well-prepared CCO with a Plan. Which are you? A solid CCO Plan need not be a Microsoft Project Masterpiece. It can be as simple as a one page graphic with clear workstreams, subtasks, and timetable calibrated to the current stage of your compliance program.

The important and critical work is the strategic thinking that goes into your plan development, which should enable you and your team to develop the overall umbrella vision to guide you on the best use of your time and resources. Strategy. It matters. After all, you don’t want to spend the next 2 years on the Spinning Teacups ride, when you really should be in line in Tomorrowland, right?

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