Four Keys to Protecting Your Business from Risk

Aug 02, 2017 | | |

Four Keys to Protecting Your Business from Risk

By Lisa Plaggemier

You’ve built a successful business. Now how do you get your employees to care as much about protecting it as you do?

People are your greatest asset, but some days they can feel like your greatest liability. Humans are fallible, and even the best ones make mistakes. There are only a few bad apples out there that come to work to do harm, not good. So how do you keep well-intentioned people from making mistakes, and let the potential rogue employee know you are not going to let them get away with damaging what you’ve built?

The key is the culture you foster in your business. Company culture sounds like a touchy-feely thing that you can’t control, but more of it rests with you and your leadership than you might realize. As Peter Drucker said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” It’s a powerful tool in running your organization successfully.

Before you can start building a culture that values securing your business and avoiding risky business, you need a foundation to build on.

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LISA PLAGGEMIER
Director, Business Security Office, CDK Global
I have a lifelong passion for the auto industry and fervor for security awareness. I help CDK Global, our clients and our partners manage their risk and help them grow their business safely and securely.

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