Getting and keeping the basics in order - you will recognize from practice that this is a real challenge for many organizations. For example, they often do not have a decent overview of and insight into their business processes, applicable laws and regulations, policy house, application landscape, data management, performance, management reports and improvement portfolio. This is true for commerical companies, not-for-profit organizations and government agencies.
I help you and your team to stay future-proof. By creating overview, visualizing the coherence of things, focusing on what really matters, thinking from the perspectives of your colleagues who serve the customers, reducing complexity, avoiding jargon and using intuitive hands-on approaches.
topics of consulting engagements
Helping to solve bottlenecks in the mutual cooperation between your staff functions and line management. Thereby approaching the internal organization primarily from the perspective of your colleagues who serve the customers.
Independently performing internal audits and business reviews. I can also be part of your audit team, for example in specialist areas such as Enterprise Risk Management and Governance, Risk & Compliance.
Ensuring that your decision makers have well-integrated reports that tell them how they are performing on all relevant aspects of their responsibilities.
business process overview
Drawing up an integral high-level summary overview of all your business activities. It depicts the common playground of your management team and enables you to identify, prioritize and realize the necessary improvements.
Bringing and keeping your internal 'rules of the house' at the intended level. By examining which ones are necessary, who is responsible for what, how policies are recorded, how compliance is monitored, et cetera.
Integrating and optimizing your existing control frameworks. In practice, well-functioning frameworks appear to give the leadership team more self-confidence, such as in the relationship with internal and external supervisors.
Translating the collective expectations about the (near) future into sound periodic forecasts. Thereby making the assumptions used explicit. These forecasts are indispensable when making decisions about the allocation of people and resources.
Optimizing your organization's monitoring activities. By critically examining the coordination, scope and depth of internal and external audits, reviews, tests, inspections et cetera. Thereby paying attention to gaps, overlaps and inconsistencies.
Improving the internal control over your business processes in close cooperation with those involved. With special attention to the coordination of the chain processes.
Developing competencies for structured decision support. Identifying key uncertainties, critically reviewing assumptions in forecasts, and balancing potential pros and cons.
Helping managers with their professional development, both regarding their technical and managerial competencies.
examples of consulting engagements
health insurance | repositioning the risk management function
municipality | strengthening the internal audit function
family owned company | redefining the processes, controls and management reports
business school | optimizing the governance structure and management cycle
bank | aligning the support functions (2nd and 3rd lines)
hospital | improving the cooperation between staff functions
utility company | aligning the risk, compliance and audit functions
rating agency | coaching head of internal audit
municipality | implementing value management
utility company | coaching the head of risk management
housing corporation | integrating performance and risk management
listed company | facilitating a stategic risk assessment and optimizing the governance structure
charity foundation | implementing value management
hospital | facilitating a stategic risk assessment