COMPLIANCE / Corporate compliance: The middle management and the Dark Side

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A proverb in Bulgarian says “Even if the king allows you to do something, his simple guard will stop you.” It is to describe how ideas and policies are undermined by bureaucracy and politics at the middle levels in any organization.

Indeed, middle management is a critical group of frenemies, that compliance officers need to work with daily. We will discuss a few ideas on how to overcome their opposition and gain their support without making a compromise with the purpose or quality of our compliance programs.