Richard Chambers, 31 August 2020
”Particularly in times of crisis, leaders are more likely to turn to those they trust. If audit leaders do not invest the time and energy to build those trusting relationships, there is little chance their assurance and advice will be heeded when catastrophe strikes.
Building strong relationships also requires a commitment to understanding the organization’s mission, strategies, and goals. Internal audit leaders who grasp the complexities of management also are more likely to be viewed as valuable and reliable allies in a crisis.”