Audit paradox

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The JC’s audit paradox is the observation that, should you use workflow tools, reg tech and automation to carry out rudimentary tasks, they will by their nature force you into sub-optimal behaviour patterns. In other words a tool that is meant to save work and reduce anxiety actually creates more of it.

The audit paradox is at the confluence of three streams of modern institutional thinking: