Blog: ​Are You Sheltering at Home in Color?

In his blog, IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, shares his personal reflections and insights on the internal audit profession. Here’s an excerpt from his latest post:

​It is hard to believe how much has changed in just a few short weeks. The way we work, play, and live our lives has been radically transformed in the blink of an eye. Some are suggesting that life as we knew it may never be the same again. If you are like me, “sheltering at home” has forced a radical change in routine. No longer do we rise in the morning, shower, dress, and commute to work. No longer is our day filled with the hustle and bustle of face-to-face meetings, conversations at the water cooler, and working lunches. Instead, we live, work, and play mostly in the confines of our homes. It’s a lifestyle that has some inviting qualities. But it also presents some risks — to our emotional and physical well-being.

Longtime readers of my blog will know that I have returned several times over the years to the theme of “living life in color.” As I first observed in 2013 in “Do You Live Your Life in Color?”

We have all encountered individuals in our professional lives who are living their lives in black and white. While I am sure they love their families and enjoy their personal lives, in their professional lives, they are literally and figuratively just punching the clock. I have always struggled to understand how anyone can spend such a substantial percentage of their adult life going through the motions in the workplace — simply watching the clock until the workday ends. But I see it around me with frightening regularity.

Read the full InternalAuditor.org blog post from IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers.

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