To say that an internal auditor’s responsibilities are complex and challenging is an understatement. A lot of work goes into proving your value to the organization, so naturally, when it comes time to build a team, chances are audit leaders want to ensure their squad is following suit. This can ultimately lead to micro-managing, an aspect of internal audit that many professionals are far too familiar with. 

Micro-managing is a problem that plagues many professions, and internal audit certainly isn't immune to it. But how is this challenge different for internal auditors compared to other professionals? We caught up with MISTI's Vice President of the Audit Division, Dr. Hernan Murdock, who shed some light on the issue.

“Micro-management, in and of itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing, the problem is when you micro-manage someone who does not need to be micro-managed,” Dr. Murdock told Internal Audit Insights during a recent interview. “It’s not a pervasive problem, but it’s something that keeps some managers from developing themselves and their staff.” 

In the full video interview below, Dr. Murdock explains why micro-managing is a big problem in internal audit and offers up advice on how audit leaders can overcome it. 

In the full video interview below, MISTI's Dr. Hernan Murdock, he explains why micro-managing is a big problem in internal audit and offers up advice on how audit leaders can overcome it.

Interested in learning more about this topic? Join Dr. Murdock when he teaches High-Impact Skills for Developing and Leading Your Audit Team and Managing the Internal Audit Department.  

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