CONTROL RISK is the risk that material error in a balance or transaction class will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis by internal controls.
THEME is a descriptive statement representing a major component of a strategy, as articulated at the highest level in the Vision. Most strategies can be represented in 3-5 themes. Themes are most often drawn from an organization’s internal processes or the customer value proposition, but may also be drawn from key financial goals. The key is that themes represent vertically linked groupings of objectives across several scorecard perspectives (at a minimum, Customer and Internal). Themes are often stated as catchy phrases or “buzz” words that are easy for the organization to remember and internalize. Example: “Top Innovator,” “Customer Intimate,” “Operationally Excellent” “Processes/Tools,” “Thinking,” “Content,” “Pipeline” (I/T Organization).
OBLIGATE is to cause to be indebted or grateful. To de-obligate would be to enable the debt to be forgiven or expunged.
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