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Tone at the TopMore Than Just Setting the Tone: A Look at Organizational Culture

The long list of recent corporate scandals reinforces the need for executives to keep an eye on organizational culture. At its finest, culture helps an organization retain great employees and motivates them to do their best and most productive work. Read this month’s Tone at the Top and learn what the board and audit committee can do to inspire a healthy organizational culture, and how the internal audit department can play a role.

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​Archived Issues

2016

February 2016
More Than Just Setting the Tone: A Look at Organizational Culture

2015

December 2015
Beyond the Numbers: The New World of Nonfinancial Reporting

Deciembre 2015 (Spanish/Español)
Más Allá de los Números: El Nuevo Mundo de Informes no Financieros

Aralık 2015 (Turkish/Türkçe)
Sayilarin Ötesi: Mali Olmayan Raporlamanin Yeni Dünyasi

September/October 2015
Whistleblowers: What the Board Needs to Know

Septiembre/Octubre 2015
Denunciantes: Lo que la Junta Directiva Necesita Saber

Eylül/Ekim 2015
İhbar Programlari: Yönetim Kurulunun Neleri Bilmeye İhtiyaci Var

July/August 2015
Internal Auditing Standards: Why They Matter

Julio/Agosto 2015 (Spanish/Español)
Normas De Auditoría Interna: ¿Por qué son Importantes?

Temmuz/Agustos 2015 (Turkish/Türkçe)
İç Denetim Standartlari: Neden Önemlidir?

March/April 2015
Reputation Rx: What to Do When It's You

Marzo/Abril 2015 (Spanish/Español)
Reputación Rx: ¿Qué Hacer Cuando es Usted?

Mart/Nisan 2015 (Turkish/Türkçe)
Itibar Reçetesi: Sira Size Geldiginde Ne Yapmali?

January/February 2015
Tactful Skepticism: What You Need to Know

Enero/Febrero 2015 (Spanish/Español)
El Escéptico Discreto

Ocak/Şubat 2015 (Turkish/Türkçe)
Kİbar Şüphecİ

2014

November/December 2014
Cybersecurity: They’re in. Now what?

Noviembre/Deciembre 2014 (Spanish/Español)
Cyberseguridad: Están adentro. ¿Ahora qué?

Kasım/Aralık 2014 (Turkish/Türkçe)
SİBER GÜVENLİK: İÇERİ SIZDILAR. ŞİMDİ NE YAPMALI?

August/September 2014
Compliance Overload: 5 Steps to Taming the Beast

Agosto/Septiembre 2014 (Spanish/Español)
Sobrecarga de Cumplimiento: 5 Pasos para Domar a la Bestia

Ağustos/Eylül 2014 (Turkish/Türkçe)
Uygunluk Aşırı Yüklemesİ: Canavarı Terbİye Etmenİn 5 Adımı

June 2014
Sustaining an Ethical Culture

Junio 2014 (Spanish/Español)
Sostener una Cultura Ética

Haziran 2014 (Turkish/Türkçe)
Bir Etik Kültürünü Sürdürmek

April 2014
Managing Third-party Risks

Abril 2014 (Spanish/Español)
Gestión de Riesgos de Terceros

Nisan 2014 (Turkish/Türkçe)
Taşeron Rİsklerİnİn Yönetİmİ

February 2014
Cybersecurity: Keeping IP Under Lock and Key​

Febrero 2014 (Spanish/Español)
Seguridad cibernética: Manteniendo la Propiedad Intelectual bajo llave

Şubat 2014 (Turkish/Türkçe)
SiberGüvenlik: Ip’yi (Fikri Haklari) Kilit Altina Almak

2013

December 2013
All Hands on Deck: Partnering to Fight Fraud

Diciembre 2013 (Spanish/Español)
Todos Manos a la Obra: Asociándonos para Luchar contra el Fraude

October 2013
7 Tips for Governing Social Media

Octubre 2013 (Spanish/Español)
7 Tips Para Gobernar los Medios Sociales

August 2013
Big Data: Collect It, Respect It

Agosto 2013 (Spanish/Español)
Grandes Datos: Recopílelos, Respételos

June 2013
Keep Your Eye on the Talent

Junio 2013 (Spanish/Español)
Mantenga Sus Ojos en el Talento

April 2013
Prepared for a Crisis?

February 2013
Risk Management: Easy as 1... 2... 3

2012

December 2012
Eight Priorities for 2013

October 2012
The Value of Independence

August 2012
Shining a Light on Corruption

June 2012
Strong Links for Effective Risk Management

April 2012
Ethical Dilemmas

February 2012
Rest Assured

2011

December 2011
Below the Surface

September 2011
Taking the Job Seriously

May 2011
A View from the Top

March 2011
Soft and Strong: A Best-practice Paradox

2010

November 2010
What's Your Definition of Value?

August 2010
What GRC Could Mean to Your Organization

May 2010
We Need to Talk

February 2010
A Culture of Risk

2009

November 2009
What's on Your (Corporate) Conscience?

August 2009
A New Level of Audit Committee Involvement