Changing Expectations and the New Professionalism … An Opportunity to Get Ahead of the Curve!
Internal Auditors are working in a climate of fast and incessant change. Nowhere is this change greater than in the expectations our major stakeholders place upon us. These expectations are being influenced by the changing climate in which stakeholders themselves are working and also by the advocacy being carried out by our profession at the global, national and local levels – educating on who we are and what we can do for our stakeholders.
These expectation changes hold out immense opportunity which Internal Auditors must step up to and explore. There is huge risk to us both as individuals and to our profession if we do not. To capitalize on these opportunities, we must raise the bar by increasing our professionalism, conforming to our own professional standards, and setting a course to go beyond the standards in adding value.