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What you call it matters

Kristy Grant-Hart (kristygh@sparkcompliance.com) is the Managing Director of Spark Compliance Consulting in London, and author of the book, How to be a Wildly Effective Compliance Officer.

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” wrote William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. If a rose were called a lungwort* or toad lily*, it might smell the same, but it wouldn’t evoke the same sense of romance. Words evoke emotions. What you call something matters. That’s true in love and also in compliance.

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