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Thank you for the opportunity!

27 Nov

It has been a great pleasure contributing to the success of the 2019 Annual Conference of the European Commission’s Internal Audit Services. Many thanks again dear Dr. Manfred Kraff and dear Patrick De Boom for having me as guest speaker.

My 2 cents below and attached:

#Swimming in the organisation

#Enabler of learning and change

#Farmer

2019_EU IAS conference 2019_Dr. Rainer Lenz

Added Value of Internal Audit: Swimming, Learning and Change, Farmer

21 Nov

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Thank you dear Dr. Manfred Kraff and dear Patrick De Boom for inviting me as guest speaker at your 2019 Annual Conference of the European Commission’s Internal Audit Service, Brussels, in November 2019. Landing page, conference

My contribution will be about:

Added Value of Internal Audit: Swimming, Learning and Change, Farmer

Presentation via SlidePresenter

#internalaudit, #valueadded, #swimmingintheorganisation, #learningandchange, #farmer, #europeancommission, #slidepresenter

 

 

FARMER as suggested New Metaphor for auditors

27 Sep

“We need to be more like farmers” 

 

Farmer as suggested New Metaphor for auditors

 

Sarens, G., Lenz, R. & Decaux, L. (2016) Insights Into Self-Images of Internal Auditors, EDPACS, 54:4, 1-18

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this article is to critically analyze self-images of internal auditors in light of the metaphors and short descriptions they give about their own role(s) in their organization. Worldwide data have been collected via a forum for internal auditors on LinkedIn where they were asked “If you were asked to write down a catch-line to sum up your role as internal auditors in your organization, what would it be?” The analysis distinguishes five clusters of self-images whereby some of these self-images could be self-inflicted pitfalls creating the wrong expectations and perceptions within the organization: (1) negative self-images that may create distance and form the basis of non-acceptance; (2) overly modest self-perceptions; (3) use of self-evident and empty words that could lead to marginalization in the eyes of internal auditors’ stakeholders; (4) overly ambitious claims, Superman-like, creating the basis for disappointment as internal auditors all too often over-promise and under-deliver. Eventually (5), we also find original and helpful self-images that point to positive characteristics and differences, which should help in creating a unique and sustainable identity, and also support internal audit’s pursuit of greater effectiveness. The analysis of how internal auditors view themselves may explain why some internal auditors are on a route to marginalization and disappointment, while others embark on a more promising path creating a positive, unique, and sustainable identity as suggested by recent studies. Ultimately, we suggest that viewing internal auditors as farmers is a promising metaphor with which to position internal audit and strengthen its value proposition.

The article: Sarens Lenz Decaux 2016

 

 

ECIIA 2019, Luxemburg

WRAPS – How to make better decisions

My presentation: WRAPS

 

ECIIA 2017, Basel (Switzerland)

SUCCESs – Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible, Emotional, and Stories

My presentation: SUCCESs