Heck no! White Hat Guys can really put the COOL in COOmpLiance!
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I met Katja, a dynamic, full of life Compliance Expert, in
mid-2018 at a compliance summit.
The two of us hit it off right away: she told me that she works for a global hotel chain and is looking for a fresh approach in communicating compliance concepts / principles to her colleagues at 2019 kick-off meeting.
I showed Katja various props that I had created for previous
compliance training sessions; they all have two common objectives:-
Visualize abstract legal/compliance concepts, even making them tangible; and
Create engaging narrative and messages that stick
Cliché as it may sound; Katja’s eyes were fixed on “the ring”; specifically, a miniature circular floatation device aptly called the “Think… so you won’t sink” life ring. A company’s code of conduct and ethical operational guidelines are inscribed on the life ring’s surface; the twist is that they are chiefly expressed by relatable illustrations rather than by words.
I am thankful that Katja finds the “floatie” concept intriguing. She and her team then went on their own creative process to craft a ring that is not only bright and shiny, but also offers practical guidance to her colleagues to stay afloat charting growth through sometimes choppy corporate waters.
I am always intrigued by simple + eye-catching + ON POINT communications…
How many global events (some of them more like… havoc…? 🤔) could you identify?
I could see:-
(1) Turkey’s spectacular growth and (equally spectacular) debt story; (2) EU break-up; (3) “The Wall” (now more like a fence?) being built in the US; (4) Brexit; (5) India election; (6) Brazil decides to be more transparent; (7) The Chinese Firewall showing cracks (larger picture: CyberSecurity risk…); (8) Chaos in Iran; (9) Saudi Arabi’s flying economy; (10) Vietnam’s growth story…
If it wasn’t for LinkedIn’s notification, I would have completely missed the 1st anniversary of White Hat Guys…
In 2017, White Hat Guys had “Popped-Up” (à la Pop-Up Shop) at three Legal / Compliance Summits to promote the “Put the COOL in COOmpLiance” concept:
communicate compliance topics in a succinct and engaging matter; and,
most importantly, through best practice sharing
The key highlight of the inception year must be the hunches-colliding sessions with three companies that are in different industries, respectively: pharmaceutical (leading player HQ in the US), property development (HK conglomerate with strong focus on property) and insurance (listed co & Hang Seng Index Component).
I take solace in the fact that the fellow legal and compliance colleagues, with whom I have had the chance to share training experience and best practices, firmly believe that a more business-oriented and audience-friendly approach must be adopted in framing legal + compliance narratives.
Hence, the latest “CHILL PILL” idea: where vital legal / compliance / ethical concepts to be written in scrolls and inserted into the pill-shaped capsule.
So, whenever anyone is “…sweatin’ over something, just TAKE A CHILL PILL”!