What is Principled Performance®

Principled Performance is the goal of GRC. Principled Performance is an approach to business (and life!) that helps organizations reliably achieve objectives, address uncertainty and act with integrity.

Pillars of Principled Performance

The three pillars of Principled Performance must be strong enough to hold up your organization.

Principled Purpose

A principled purpose is perhaps the most basic starting point for principled performance. Defining your highest purpose via mission, vision and values guide everything that the organization does.

Principled People

Leadership, the workforce and extended enterprise must comprise principled people who have strong character, and who consistently direct their energies toward a principled purpose.

Principled Pathway

Break down silos and leverage common capabilities in every key system that keeps an organization on track including governance, strategic management, performance management, risk management, compliance management and audit management systems. Check out our Principled Pathway Illustration.

10 Universal Outcomes of Principled Performance

Another way to look at the benefits of Principled Performance is through the lens of universal outcomes of high-performing GRC capabilities that every organization should seek to achieve.

Produce and Preserve Value

Simultaneously produce value and preserve value.

Be Objective-Centric

Ensure that all aspects of the strategy and execution are aligned with and support the achievement of objectives.

Be Risk-Aware

Drive all strategy and tactics from prioritized objectives and carefully analyze acceptable levels of performance, risk, and compliance.

Improve Culture

Establish total performance, accountability, integrity, trust, and communication as core aspects of organizational culture.

Enhance Stakeholder Confidence

Provide assurance to stakeholders to increase justified belief in the organization’s mission, vision, values, and total performance.

Prevent, Detect, and Correct

Establish actions and controls to address gaps, improve detection, and reduce the likelihood/harm associated with negative events.

Promote, Detect, and Reward

Establish actions and controls to inspire the workforce, improve recognition, and increase the likelihood/benefits associated with positive events.

Stay Ahead of the Game

Proactively make sense of and address changes in the internal and external context to adjust strategy and tactics.

Improve Total Performance

Improve effectiveness, efficiency, responsiveness, and resilience with proactive, detective, and responsive actions and controls.

Balance Total Performance and Values

Maximize total performance while maximizing the expression of and staying true to values.