Compliance: The Final Frontier?

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  1. Spock’s observation contains a universal and time-tested truth. Further, business leaders are so ensconced in their paradigms of compliance issues that even Vulcan logic may not be enough to get us in touch with reality.

    I offer another time and success oriented option to the entire concept of “compliance.” I call it: It WAS Rocket Science®. In less than a decade, we made up our minds to go to the moon and we did it. We had one tragic instance of assumed risk (Apollo 1) and one instance of foreseeable risk (Apollo 13). That is an exemplary level of risk by any actuarial table.

    We did it by creating a business model that is seldom studied and utilized, yet it is as efficacious today as it was 40 years ago. It suggests that vision, mission, values, documented procedures, simulation, metrics and personal accountability are the true path to compliance. In fact, I allege that the Project Apollo model is capable of producing error-free products and services at a competitive price.

    I discuss this in detail in my new book, Foreseeable Risk. I suggest that business and compliance leaders give it a read with the hopes that the world of compliance and risk assessment can become a valuable resource of risk avoidance and proactivity.

    Tom Taormina, CMC, CMQ/OE
    (14 year member of NASA’s Mission Control Team)
    The Taormina Group

    Failure is NOT an Option.

  1. February 21, 2012

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