How rule-abiding the employees in a company are is geared to the company’s culture, which has an impact on how information is collected, shared, used, stored and disposed of. Are rules followed or are corners rounded? Who and what gets rewarded, and why?
Another factor in how information is used and controlled is the company’s structure. Who reports to whom and who’s responsible for what? How does reporting happen?
“‘Corrosive Culture’ Found at VA,” Wall Street Journal, June 28, 2014 A4 http://on.wsj.com/USNOTy The first paragraph reads,” A White House review of the VA points to a culture that degraded the timely delivery of care and requires a restructuring to improve transparency and accountability.”
Is your company’s culture corrosive when it comes to compliance topics? Are you structured correctly to manage your company’s information?