Some taxes are not financial but they are still an expected consequence of, and a burden to, any activity we engage in.
Some employees will ignore the policies we write. Others will cheat on the training we offer. Some will circumvent the controls we establish. Others will lie during investigations.
Just like financial ones, these taxes should hardly surprise us. We should expect to pay them when we create our E&C program. Being mindful that they are a natural consequence of our activities, we can seek to minimize their effects. But they cannot be completely eliminated.
Knowing this, and accepting it, can go a long way in reducing the stress associated with the job of an E&C professional.
HT to Ryan Holiday’s The Daily Stoic.