Creating a Disney-like compliance culture

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Cindy WilliamsI’m a self-admitted Disney fan [addict]. I love the magic and the feeling of being transported to a different place and time. But, behind the pixie-dust and over-the-top “imagineering”, there are some rock-solid business principles at work that keep the corporate mouse enterprise running smoothly. So, are there things to be learned about the Disney way of doing business that we can apply to a regulatory compliance program? The answer is a resounding yes! Many of the guiding Disney principles are customer-focused; however, they also translate well into the concepts of a well-run compliance program.For example, one of Walt Disney’s management principles is “All for One and One for All”. The concept here stresses the importance of teamwork, as well as empowerment. Getting everyone on the same page with compliance in order to understand that we all have the same goals can be a challenge. But, the importance of continuously reinforcing this concept can’t be underestimated.Another Disney principle is that of “Make Your Elephant Fly”. This idea demonstrates that creativity is key, but it takes plain, old, hard work to bring the details to life to make that elephant fly. It reinforces the importance of not only creating the perfect products and services, but having Compliance involved in all aspects of product development, implementation, advertising, and quality control in order to make that compliance program fly. continue reading »last_img read more

Everton boss Roberto Martinez pleased with defensive reinforcements

first_img “It has the same intensity as the Superclasico (River Plate v Boca Juniors) back home,” he said. “The fans make it very intense and when they scream you know you are in a derby. “In Argentina, I played around six or seven derbies so for me I felt normal and it was good. “Premier League football is very physical and the intensity of the game is high. “I have to keep adapting to the Premier League, but I really like it and I’m enjoying my moment and I want to keep playing.” Shorn of three of their regular back four in Seamus Coleman, John Stones and Leighton Baines, the stand-ins have stepped up and did a good job keeping Liverpool quiet in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Goodison Park. Tyias Browning, Brendan Galloway and Ramiro Funes Mori had just 17 minutes of derby experience between them – all belonging to Browning – but they helped extend Everton’s unbeaten run to seven matches in all competitions. Everton manager Roberto Martinez has been impressed with how his inexperienced, makeshift defence has coped in recent weeks. “Tyias performed with defensive arrogance, Brendan brings a smile to your face and Funes Mori and Phil Jagielka looked like a partnership that had been performing for years,” Martinez said. “Phil Jagielka has been the most consistent and best English centre-back in the last 12 months. It is no coincidence anyone around him performs.” Captain Jagielka is the only Toffees defender to play every minute of every match this season. He, too, has been pleased with way the replacements have slotted in during an injury crisis. “We knew with injuries it would be a test for the lads and they tried their hardest,” he told evertontv. “It is all part of their learning curve and fantastic for them. “It is also great for Ramiro getting this game time and learning the English game.” Funes Mori was signed from Argentinian club River Plate late in the transfer window for £9.5million but his display in the derby showed his quality. Press Associationlast_img read more