To have governance, is a single point of accountability required?
“Workers Deal With Too Many Bosses,” The Wall Street Journal, August 21, 2018 B1. According to a recent poll, two-thirds of employees have more than one boss. Some employees respond by trying to manage their bosses.
From a Governance perspective, if you have multiple bosses, who sets your priorities? Who establishes the policies and procedures and instructions that you, as an employee, must follow? How does one resolve conflicts?
And which one person in your organization bears responsibility/accountability for the overall Governance of your company’s Information? Your company’s overall Compliance with law and with company policy and procedures?
Without such a single point of accountability/responsibility, who gets punished if things don’t go right? If no one is held responsible/accountable at the C-suite level, do you really have a program-in-fact, as opposed to a program-on-paper?