The Future of Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance

By CIOReview | Friday, June 15, 2018
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Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) are seen as critical processes in organizations across the world as it redefines sustainability, caters to ongoing concerns, future opportunities and growth. Though organizations use integrated or discrete approach to manage their GRC process, it is essential to ensure organizations stand out concerning competition and sustainability.

In the past, organizations did not meet their GRC targets because the three components were not integrated well. Numerous organizations still have systems that are overcomplicated and incoherent, with innumerable individuals endeavoring to accomplish GRC objectives across different departments. Therefore, in such a chaotic environment, information needed for decision-making can get lost. Such organizations experience the ill effects of the lack of agility required to keep vulnerability and exposure under restraints.

The future has to ensure that compliance accomplishes six key goals:

•    Consistency

•    Efficiency

•    Effectiveness

•    Agility

•    Transparency

•    Accountability

Compliance will meet these goals by participating actively in the risk management function. Organizations have already begun to unify their GRC processes and implementations with their teams. With the help of technological advancements, new GRC initiatives are being implemented, ensuring the people involved in the process know what is happening, why and where they fit in. They know what their obligations are, what data is required, and how to get it, which leads to better and informed decision-making. Compliance will also be embracing mobile technology, using specialist compliance applications that can report problems quicker.

By accommodating everything into a single easy-to-use portal, firms will in future furnish employees with a code of conduct, thereby, using different multimedia resources to educate them. A similar sort of portal will likewise be used to provide policy and procedure management, which can be seen as it is updated. The advantages of utilizing a single portal are many, first among them is that the compliance department is never again suffocating in spreadsheets and documents.