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Is an organisation corrupt or just ill?
When we hear about a corrupt organisation we often are surprised and outraged. What we fail to consider is that all organisations are never completely healthy. They are all ill to some extent. They will have practices that are dubious, … Continue reading
Posted in coruption, culture, leadership, management Tagged Ethics, leadership, organisation, Senior management 1 Comment
How work can compromise our ethics
Before we enter the work place, we are never warned that the work can deform us ethically. We hear about accidents, sexual harassment, or even fraud, but how many of us are warned about the way that work can deform … Continue reading
Posted in coruption, culture, leadership, learning organisation Tagged Corporation, Crime, Ethics, Hannah Arendt, Lehman Brothers, Moral responsibility, Rotherham Council 1 Comment
The myth of the transparent organisation.
We will hear that transparency is good for organisations and organisations will even tout their transparency. In many cases, the organisations believe what they are doing is transparent. They publish information on a regular basis that describes decisions, financial positions, … Continue reading
Posted in compliance, coruption, learning organisation, transparency Tagged Accountability, Business, Enron, management, Organization, transparency, United States 1 Comment
8 Steps to ensure your investigation does not appear to be a cover-up
This post has been removed as it has been superseded by the post How to write transparent investigation reports. I would like to thank Donna Boehme of the Compliance Strategists for comments on 8 Steps to ensure your investigation does … Continue reading
Posted in compliance, coruption, information management, learning organisation, local government, management Tagged Complaint, Freedom of information, investigation report, Organization, People, Terms of reference Comments Off on 8 Steps to ensure your investigation does not appear to be a cover-up
Who is creating the rotten barrels in your company?
In an earlier post, I discussed the myth of the rogue employee. The post focused on how the term was used when an organisation wanted to scapegoat an employee. When that happened, I argued that the organisation used the term to … Continue reading
Posted in change, coruption, culture, leadership, learning organisation, management Tagged Barclays, Business, Employment, Enron, LIBOR, Organization, Organizational culture, rotten apple, Senior management Comments Off on Who is creating the rotten barrels in your company?
Three reputation management reasons explain why Penn State and the NCAA settled so quickly
In the United States, the Jerry Sandusky scandal has gripped college sports unlike any scandal it has ever faced. The story centres on his criminal convictions for sexually assaulting young boys when he was a coach at Penn State and … Continue reading
Posted in change managment, coruption, culture, management Tagged Jerry Sandusky, National Collegiate Athletic Association, NCAA, Penn State, Pennsylvania State University, PSU, reputation management, Taylor Branch, what price glory Comments Off on Three reputation management reasons explain why Penn State and the NCAA settled so quickly
The Bureaucrat and the Banker: Bob Diamond’s downfall
Bob Diamond is a shrewd, powerful, deal maker who does not understand bureaucratic politics. On Wall Street, or in the City, your word is your bond. If you cannot keep your word, you cannot do business. Lehman Brothers collapsed in … Continue reading
Posted in coruption, culture, leadership, management Tagged Bank, Barclays, Bob Diamond, Business, current-events, economy, Lehman Brothers, London Interbank Offered Rate, politics, Treasury, Washington DC, White House Comments Off on The Bureaucrat and the Banker: Bob Diamond’s downfall
Good Corporate Citizen or Good Person: check your ethics at the door?
With the recent financial crisis hitting the world, there have been a several attempts to understand what went wrong with the system. A financial and economic system that delivered staggeringly good results and provided economic benefits to billions of people … Continue reading
Posted in coruption, culture, management Tagged Business, Consulting, corporate citizens, Corporate citizenship, Ethics, leadership, Lehman Brothers, management, Philosophy, politics, Research, unethical behaviour 1 Comment
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