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Post By: Adam Turteltaub

You have something to say. It may be about some new law or regulation. It may be about how to monitor helplines, improve risk assessments or deepen the relationship with the business team. It may be about how to work with the board effectively, make compliance training better, or make Corporate Compliance & Ethics Week valuable, even in an era of remote working.

Whatever it is, this is the place to say it, and it’s a lot easier than you may think.

Why here? This is a blog written for and by compliance professionals. It’s a place for us to meet, share insights, learn from each other, and stimulate thinking. The readers want to hear what you have to say.

In the last few months we have explored, Japan’s standards for corporate governancehelpline call intake, the return to in-person work, whistleblowers, creating a compliance book, and even setting compliance career goals. In sum, we cover it all.

Why else should you write here? Because it’s not that hard. Blog posts are just 400-1000 words. Basically, if you can fill one page, it’s already long enough.

There is no need to write a long essay, add a bunch of footnotes, or explore tangential issues. Think of this as a place to share one crucial idea that is on your mind, and you know others are thinking about, too.

There’s one other reason to write for the Compliance & Ethics Blog: it’s a form of stress relief. We all sit at our desks (or these days at the dining room table/desk), and we say things to ourselves like, “I wish more people realized”, “I would love to show people what we’re doing with our program” and “There are so many lessons to learn from this scandal.”

But it can be hard to share those thoughts. So, they swirl around our head, and we feel frustrated that we can’t share them with people who would want to hear and learn.

Except, compliance professionals can learn from you, if you take the time to put your ideas down on virtual paper. Your peers will benefit from your wisdom, and you will benefit from getting that idea off your chest and out of your head.

So, don’t hesitate. Start writing. The guidelines are very straightforward.

It’s easier than you might think, and, by the way, this is what 406 words looks like.