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New year, new audit department

Setting goals and new years resolutions for your audit team

Photo by Edu Lauton on Unsplash

With the new year already in swing and all of our valued audit team members now returning to work from their Christmas and New Year break, what better time than to set some goals and objective for the audit team? With team members hopefully feeling refreshed and relaxed after the break, now is the perfect time to capitalise on their happiness and hopefully renewed motivation for another year of audit.

Personally, I am a bit of a fan when it comes to goal setting. This whole website started from me setting a personal goal last year. So after a bit of thinking about my own audit team, I realised there could be some benefit to setting team goals which are outside those set as part of the performance management process. Here's how we went.

The purpose of these goals / resolutions is to encourage better behaviours and practices within the audit team. These goals should be more focused on improving culture and spirit rather then setting another benchmark for everyone to be measured against; we have enough of that already.