In Reply to Parent Post by sandman23
i am thinking of giving them something (not monetary) that will uplift their morale and maintain the enthusiasm in doing the IQA activity.
Create an Award to be selected from all internal audit results. The award should be given to the auditor or audit team that provided the most beneficial feedback from the business perspective. Force your internal auditors to report internal audit results, in terms of conformance to requirements and opportunities for improvement as it affects business processes. Force your auditors to make the correlation between business risks and their findings (positive and negative).
Have the award delivered by the company's president (or top officer) and the ceremony internally promoted. This would send the message that top management is interested in the results of internal audits, PROVIDED they are presented from a business perspective.
Not all internal auditors would be able to operate with this mind-set, but for those that are, it becomes a mutually beneficial relationship (internal auditors and top management).