Here is an updated Regulatory Compliance Theory of Diminishing Returns (TRC+)(Fiene, 2023) graphic which captures all the key elements of the theory related to risk assessment (RAM), key indicators (KIM), effectiveness (Eff), efficiency (eff), quality (PQ), risk benefit, and regulatory compliance scaling (RCS).
From the above graphic, this updates the original graphic on the RIKI Introduction Page. It places RAM and RCS in place of the regulatory compliance horizontal scale. The RCS scale is on a 7 point scale just as the PQ scale is. It also clearly demonstrates the differences between efficiency and effectiveness measures by depicting the RAM (Eff) and KIM (eff) metrics. And the essence of the theory demonstrates the curvilinear nature of the relationship between PQ and RC at the substantial compliance level. The trade offs in moving from substantial to full (100%) compliance with the benefit of no risk versus moving from substantial to higher quality benefiting the client but not reducing the risk.