We have been getting accountability all wrong in the compliance profession. It’s not a set of tasks – it’s a way of thinking and it has to come from the heart as well as the head. On Accountability: The Heart of Compliance Tom Fox and Sam Silverstein dig into what accountability means to the corporate compliance function and business organizations and most significantly, how to make it an integral part of your culture. In this episode Sam and I, talk about a recent example of accountability by Microsoft. Some of the highlights include:

  • Accountability can start with a written statement.
  • Accountability must be followed up with actions.
  • If you do not make decisions which align with your stated values, they are really not your stated values.

For more information on Sam Silverstein and his work on accountability, click here.

See Sam’s blog post, Corporate Culture: Accountability Means Acting on What You Stand For