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GRC: The Secret Sauce for Innovation

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GRC: The Secret Sauce for Innovation

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Tristan Terlouw

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GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) is all about making sure your organization reaches it is goals, minimizes uncertainty, and acts with integrity. But here is the thing: GRC is also a powerful accelerator for innovation. In this blog, we will explain why GRC is a must-have for any organization that wants to innovate and succeed.

Innovation and creativity go hand in hand. And to be creative (and therefore innovative), you need the right environment. It is not just about having a good bottle of wine (although that helps).

Can you truly innovate when your organization is bogged down by distractions and conflicting priorities? Can you think outside the box when your workload is overwhelming? If your phone is constantly ringing, your inbox is overflowing, and your social media feeds are buzzing, can you focus on innovation? We do not think so.

To innovate, you need to rise above the ordinary. And that is where GRC comes in. GRC helps you manage your role in the organization, so you can focus on what matters.

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But what is GRC, you ask?

  • Governance: This refers to ethical management of an organization by its leaders, based on approved business plans and strategies.
  • Risk (Management): This is the process of identifying, categorizing, assessing, and implementing strategies to minimize risks that could hinder operations, and to control risks that enhance operations.
  • Compliance: This is the level of adherence an organization has to standards, regulations, and best practices mandated by the business and relevant governing bodies and laws.

GRC brings peace of mind. And peace leads to renewal.

Ideation is simple: the best ideas often come to you when you are relaxed and at peace, like when you are taking a walk in the woods. With GRC, you can bring this sense of security to your organization. GRC helps you identify potential risks and make conscious decisions to avoid, mitigate, or accept them. This allows your organization to improve and achieve its goals more effectively.

GRC brings calm to the organization and allows creativity to flourish. It is important to encourage employees to share their ideas and solutions freely. This safe and predictable environment is key to fostering innovation.

Sounds simple, right? But the trick is finding peace within GRC. GRC is integrated into the entire organization. It is relevant to every process and operation. This is not a problem if you work for a small company with a few people. But when you work for a large organization like a municipality, housing association, corporation, or accounting firm, GRC can get really complex. In the past, people used to get lost in cluttered spreadsheets, duplicates, and a sea of standards and frameworks. But now there is software that can help you manage GRC, like Nixon Digital. This kind of software also reduces compliance efforts, which is a huge plus.

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