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Organizational Political Pressure

Course Description

​Organizations are, by definition, political. They are comprised of people and those people have different different goals, objectives, value systems, approaches to accomplishing objectives, and motivating reward systems. All of these things can impact internal audit if you're not careful and aware of the existence of the pressures involved. This course was developed utilizing data collected from the book, Politics of Internal Auditing, and will provide information about what political pressure looks like, how to deal with it, and share with you lessons learned by others who have experienced political pressure.

Learning Objective(s):

  • Define political pressure.
  • Describe the nature of political pressure as it relates to internal audit.
  • Illustrate the differences between a warranted discussion and political pressure based on the political pressure continuum.
  • Describe typical forms of political pressure.
  • Assess the extent of political pressure based on IIA research.
  • Explain key factors in minimizing and avoiding political pressure.
  • Describe leading practices implemented to deal with political pressure.
Course Duration: 1 day(s)
CPEs Available: 1
Knowledge Level: Basic
Field of Study: Personal Development
Advance Preparation: 
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study