Peering into the future is a mugs game. Get it right and nobody will remember your perceptive insights. Get it wrong and it’s probably too late for anyone to care. Still, somebody must try to clear the undergrowth a bit. Some effort needs to be made to see ahead and […]
VW was bad enough. Now, value destroying behaviour at Boots the chemist hits the headlines. It’s accused of “ripping off the NHS” and putting pressure on staff to collude with this. The questions this accusation raises apply to any other company that wants to be around in the longer term: Transparency: What […]
“There’s a direct link between culture and the probability or severity of an enforcement action, “ CEO, US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). When a heavy hitter talks like this, something has changed. It’s likely to affect how regulators elsewhere view their role. Successful compliance norms always need a clear link […]
Sometimes a one page summary just won’t do. This comprehensive report from Thomson Reuters presents the State of Regulatory Reform 2016 and goes both deep and wide. It traverses the entire landscape of international regulatory reform, with mainly easy-to-follow analysis. Plunging into the full 35 page report may feel a […]
Turbo charge E&C programs explains the five actions a company can take to make its activities more effective in this area.
What is tone at the top and what does it mean for the role of non-executive directors? A survey by one leading consultancy has shown: “A resounding agreement from our respondents that Tone at the Top is vital in developing and maintaining the ethical integrity of the business. Without it […]
Do employees understand the “why” of their organization’s code of conduct? Guest post from Dr Attracta Lagan Or, how many grasp the ethical reasoning behind it? Based on lengthy experience in this area, I believe few staff develop this essential understanding. As a consultant, and co-principal of Managing Values, a […]
Who dunnit? We have a victim–the killing of VW’s corporate reputation–and some obvious, and perhaps not so obvious suspects. There’s even a sub-plot to keep us busy. Why did no one speak up about the killing? What stopped them coming forward and betraying the perpetrators? In an Agatha Christie type […]