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Category Archives: coruption
If you work at Fox News, you enabled Roger Ailes
For 20 years, Roger Ailes ruled over Fox News like a personal fiefdom. He was in control and everyone knew it. If you did not do as he wanted, you would soon find that you were no longer needed. Even … Continue reading
Posted in change, compliance, coruption, culture, path dependency, renewal Tagged 21st Century Fox, Chairman, Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox News Channel, Greta Van Susteren, Gretchen Carlson, Lawsuit, moral conscience, Roger Ailes, Rupert Murdoch Comments Off on If you work at Fox News, you enabled Roger Ailes
Silence and the South Yorkshire Police
For 27 years, the South Yorkshire Police (SYP) were institutionally silent about their Hillsborough failures. For 27 years the officers maintained their silence. For 27 years, they fought hard to deny the truth. The issue was not a dispute over … Continue reading
Posted in bureaucracy, change managment, coruption, culture, leadership, path dependency Tagged Corruptiion, culture, path dependency, Sexual abuse, Silence, South Yorkshire Police, Voice 1 Comment
Who was going to stop Roger Ailes?
In any organisation, the question is never “how did sexual harassment occur”, it is “who is going to stop it?” The organisation will not stop it unless someone stops him. The organisation as organisation will simply continue to function as … Continue reading
Posted in bureaucracy, change managment, compliance, coruption, culture, leadership, Uncategorized Tagged Donald Trump, Fox News Channel, Gretchen Carlson, Republican Party United States, Roger Ailes, Sexual harassment, The New York Times Comments Off on Who was going to stop Roger Ailes?
Daniel Morgan’s murder, police corruption and the health of the UK regime
Daniel Morgan was brutally murdered with an axe. In the days before his murder, he had claimed to have information about a network of corrupt police officers. Despite, 6 investigations and two failed prosecutions, his killers have never been brought … Continue reading
Posted in coruption, culture, information management, knowledge worker, learning organisation Tagged corruption, daniel morgan, justice, Metropolitan Police, murder Comments Off on Daniel Morgan’s murder, police corruption and the health of the UK regime
An analysis of Jeff Bezos’s email to Amazon staff
The following is an analysis of Jeff Bezos’s email to his staff after a New York Times article criticized the company and its culture. The email reveals more about Bezos than he realizes. It is worth understanding the full extent … Continue reading
Posted in coruption, culture, leadership, management Tagged Amazon.com, Darwinism, Dick Costolo, Jeff Bezos, Job Growth, Seattle, The New York Times, White House Press Secretary, White-collar worker Comments Off on An analysis of Jeff Bezos’s email to Amazon staff
What is a regime?
What do we mean by regime? I use this term often in my writing as it explains the wider context for political activity. Politics occurs within the regime and the regime shapes political activity. The term, though, is not used … Continue reading
Posted in coruption, culture, leadership, learning organisation Tagged David Cameron, Government of the United Kingdom, United Kingdom Comments Off on What is a regime?
Leaders determine culture: The troubling case of UK policing.
UK College of Policing published a report on police leadership culture. The report found that the top officer culture is problematic as it encourages bullying, sexual harassment, and a sense of entitlement to legal and illegal perks. The report describes … Continue reading
Posted in bureaucracy, coruption, culture, leadership, learning organisation Tagged Ethics, leadership, Middle management, Organizational culture, politics, Senior management 1 Comment
Vexatious What the public sector calls a troll?
On the web, people who are argumentative, rude, or even threatening are called trolls. People block them and shun them from contact. In extreme cases, they can be banned from the social media platforms. The same process occurs in the … Continue reading
Posted in bureaucracy, compliance, coruption, Uncategorized Tagged complaints, customer service, FOIA, Public sector, troll, vexatious 6 Comments
Why do bureaucracies delay disclosing information: the Case of Daniel Morgan Independent Panel
According to a recent report, the Metropolitan Police have delayed the work of the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel. The article says the delay is caused by the lack of an agreed protocol with the Panel for the transfer of documents … Continue reading
Posted in bureaucracy, coruption, culture, records management Tagged Bureaucracy, daniel morgan, Daniel Morgan Independent Panel, Data Protection Act 1998, Home Office, Metropolitan Police, News Corporation, reputation management Comments Off on Why do bureaucracies delay disclosing information: the Case of Daniel Morgan Independent Panel
The lies organisations tell themselves: the case of Rotherham Council
Every man has some [truths] which he would not tell to everyone, but only to his friends. He has others which he would not reveal even to his friends, but only to himself, and that in secret. But finally there … Continue reading
Posted in coruption, culture, leadership, management Tagged Child protection, Child sexual abuse, England, Great Britain, Independent Police Complaints Commission, Member of Parliament, Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, Rotherham Council, South Yorkshire, South Yorkshire Police, United Kingdom Comments Off on The lies organisations tell themselves: the case of Rotherham Council
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