‘there is generally in my experience far more corruption in countries with very rigid rules and very limited discretion…’

A brief AretéThoughts Q&A with Florentin Blanc: What is the most important thing that regulators must learn from the pandemic? Outcomes are what matters, not processes. And to achieve outcomes, you need to keep focusing on assessing, understanding, detecting risks. You need flexibility, and data. But this a lesson even more for those who make the rulesContinue reading “‘there is generally in my experience far more corruption in countries with very rigid rules and very limited discretion…’”

‘…be wary of sweeping generalisations of “the top 5 things to transform your training impact”’

A brief AretéThoughts Q&A with Chris Campbell & David Barr: So David, you and Chris have just written the IBE’s latest Good Practice Guide – Trends and innovations in effective ethics education, what are your key takeaways: Hmmm, I fear that’s hard to answer succinctly, or at least for me! It stems from what we heard clearlyContinue reading “‘…be wary of sweeping generalisations of “the top 5 things to transform your training impact”’”

‘In the rush to get back to normal, don’t lose track of what worked during the pandemic.’

A brief AretéThoughts Q&A with Adam Turteltaub: What is the most important contribution ethics and compliance can make to the lives of people in organisations? I think the greatest contribution it can provide is stability. What I mean is that if the compliance program works you avoid the tremendous disruptions that come from non-compliance. Now that mayContinue reading “‘In the rush to get back to normal, don’t lose track of what worked during the pandemic.’”

‘…biases in how we make ethical decisions can’t be captured in policies, rules and procedures, or a code of conduct.’

A brief AretéThoughts Q&A with Richard Bistrong… What is the most important contribution behavioural ethics can make to the lives of people in organisations? As Ann Tenbrunsel and Max Bazerman share in Blindspots: Why We Fail to Do What’s Right and What to Do About It: “…our perceptions and decision making are constrained in ways we don’t realize.”Continue reading “‘…biases in how we make ethical decisions can’t be captured in policies, rules and procedures, or a code of conduct.’”

‘Regulators have to learn to humbly accept their failures and limitations…’

A brief AretéThoughts Q&A with Srikanth Mangalam… What is the most important contribution risk management can make to the lives of people in organisations? Practicing risk management has taught me to look at the big picture, understand the role of yours and others’ actions in that broader context, and the consequences they lead to. It allows you toContinue reading “‘Regulators have to learn to humbly accept their failures and limitations…’”

‘…what 99% of people intuitively want from their workplace’

A brief AretéThoughts Q&A with Dr Roger Miles: What is the most important contribution culture can make to the lives of people in organisations? To affirm a collective, pro-social purpose. This may partly be found within “what shareholders think their money represents” but increasingly it’s so much more than that: a sense that as an organisation movesContinue reading “‘…what 99% of people intuitively want from their workplace’”

‘We talk about corruption as a concept, but in practice, it’s driven by human behaviour.’

A brief AretéThoughts Q&A with Christian Hunt… What one thing would you change about anti-corruption regulation or enforcement? We talk about corruption as a concept, but in practice, it’s driven by human behaviour. I’d like to see solutions that reflect this. We often think of “bad” people who intentionally set out to do “bad” things,Continue reading “‘We talk about corruption as a concept, but in practice, it’s driven by human behaviour.’”