Tag: punishments

Why reputational risk keeps grabbing the limelight

“The most valuable asset in the capitalist economy is not cash, stock or buildings, but trust.” Economist Intelligence Unit, Risk of Risks What would a serious blow to your company’s reputation cost? This was once a rather academic query–most organisations could afford to consign it to the back burner. Today […]

Excuse me, are you a crook?

It’s a word we’re used to seeing almost daily now—mi-selling. This week it was MPs lambasting high street banks and the financial regulator for failing to settle thousands of claims from small businesses. The victims had been “mis-sold” interest rate swops. When it comes to unethical business behaviour it’s time […]

Is your performance management doing good or harm?

PERFORMANCE Does performance management have an ethical dimension? If you are involved in this kind of work you quickly discover its potential for good or harm. For example, a line manager who conducts faulty or biased appraisals can fundamentally damage someone’s life. This may partly explain why so many managers […]