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Setting up a new internal audit function is a challenging exercise,particularly in an organisation and an industry which is not familiarwith the concepts involved. Auditors must be methodical in theirapproach but must avoid preconceived ideas. Independent television inthe UK is in the midst of a...
Developing new tools for improving the quality and efficiency ofthe audit work should be a central part of all internal auditdepartments. If efficiency is to be realised, the role of technology inthe audit function needs to grow. The audit database has been developedover two to three years and...
Auditors need to ensure that their companies possess proper systemsto safeguard against product liability claims under consumer protectionlegislation. Such legislation is growing in severity in many parts ofthe world, notably in the European Community. The consequences can beproduct, brand or...
As the goal of most communication is cooperation, the study ofgeneral semantics enables people to organise their thoughts and words sothat cooperation rather than conflict results. Six ideas are identifiedwhich use general semantics to aid cooperation, resulting in higherproductivity and better...
In many organisations information systems are difficult to use andso underutilised that managers lose substantial productivity gains.Major problems stem from design processes based on an engineeringparadigm these are critically assessed. How to build the softwareinterface through user profiling,...
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