Compliance Culture

Two Reasons I’ll Bet Your Values Statement Stinks (And Why That Matters So Very Much)

Simply put, in creating a culture of ethics, compliance, and accountability, there may be no better single tool than a well-written, well-implemented values statement. Written and implemented correctly – and it needs to be both – your values statement will allow each and every one of your employees to immediately evaluate the appropriateness of their Read more…

Interview By Thomas Fox Posted on FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report

There aren’t many folks out there who write consistently well about compliance issues and, on that short list, Thomas Fox is one of my favorites.  He covers everything from the high level strategic issues to front-line tactical matters – as well as everything in-between – in a way that is simultaneously engaging, informative, and practical. Read more…

The Five Most Toxic Reasons For Not Confronting Harassment

Cultures of ethics, compliance, and accountability all require that employees have a safe place to work and threats to that safety must be addressed both swiftly and effectively. For starters, of course, employees need to not only be trained to recognize harassment in its many forms but also be fully and clearly empowered to respond Read more…

Why Telling Employees To Do The Right Things Is (Usually) Useless

There is an omnipresent debate in discussions of ethics, compliance, and accountability as to whether or not it is reasonable, appropriate or in any way helpful to define any of those terms as “doing the right thing”. The usual – and, I’ll say, reasonable-sounding – argument against using this definition is that it doesn’t come Read more…