It’s that time of year again – Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week presented by SCCE. Can you believe it? Let’s not even get started on how fast time has flown by and it’s almost holiday season. Fit for the occasion, our team would love to offer some suggestions to help emphasize this week and how to encourage your team.
For starters, this week is hosted by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE). Check out their website for many great resources such as blogs, podcasts, and excellent educational and networking events hosted throughout the year!
It wouldn’t be right to begin the conversation without first acknowledging how crucial your healthcare compliance program plays in the daily operations and long-term sustainability of your organization. We get it, sometimes it can be a daunting task to get others excited about our line of work, let alone to follow policies, procedures…the list goes on and on. However, many compliance heroes (some under the radar) help make your day easier and create a huge impact on company culture. Someone or a group of people might be coming to your mind at this very moment. Our best advice? Let them know! Everyone wants to be appreciated for their hard work, and this week is as good as any to offer a kind compliment.
Ok, so the hard part – how to promote a healthy compliance program across your organization?
Healthcare Compliance Culture
The best way to remind your organization that compliance has a hand in every department is having a Senior Executive deliver the message. When your entire company knows that compliance starts from the top, you will have an easier time implementing and managing your program. Hopefully, it goes without saying that when your organization commits to quality and remaining compliant – the happier, healthier, and more fulfilled everyone will be. What does this mean? Culture matters, and when others know that your compliance team has their best interest in mind – it’s much easier to reach common ground and achieve your goals together.
To learn more about the elements of a great compliance culture, check out our previous webinar below!
Compliance Should be Real and Relatable
When speaking with your internal team or organization as a whole, make the message simple but effective. Don’t use big technical terms or sell fear. Instead, bring some personality to the conversation. Use videos or other visuals and show some creativity. Compliance messaging should be practical and relative to situations that play out on a daily basis. Once you find the right mix that connects well, repeat the model but always leave room for some new ideas.
Commit to Learning Something New Each Day
Let’s be honest, it is a daunting task to keep up with all of the new regulations and to keep the ship steady in your compliance program. Try your best to remain proactive by approaching each day as a new opportunity to learn and teach others. When it comes to fellow employees, think about it this way – they want to do the right thing. Many times, the leading and constant reminders you extend can take their toll on you with stress and motivation, but be persistent and always remember that you are having an impact regardless of how some might respond. Do your best to take advantage of the latest healthcare compliance educational resources to stay sharp.
How are you making an impact this week within your organization?
What are some of the challenges you face?
What does improvement look like for next year?
It’s our hope that you have a fantastic week! We desire to see your team thrive and learn from each other, and look forward to hearing your stories. If you have any questions or would like to chat, please leave us a comment or contact us directly. We’re always happy to help!
Happy Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week everyone!
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Written by Michael Rosen, ESQ
Michael brings over 20 years of experience founding and leading risk mitigation businesses, receiving numerous accolades such as Inc. Magazine’s Inc 500 Award and Nashville Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year.