On Culture…

Adam Turteltaub

I recently caught up with Adam Turteltaub at the SCCE – we talked about corporate culture, ethical business practice and performance management for an ethical culture. It’ll all be wrapped up in a podcast – which is due out in June. But now is as good a time as any to subscribe. That way you’ll get all his other interviews with leading thinkers in ethics and compliance – as well as this one – automatically.

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Please take (and share) the BVC COVID-19 Culture Assessment

The current pandemic has ushered in a new moment in our history: The Great Pause. This is a formidable global disruption both in its force, suddenness and in its intimacy. The Great Pause has exposed strengths and deficiencies in the structures, systems, and cultures of business and society.

As we all emerge into what many are calling the New Normal, this is an opportunity for organizations to reevaluate who they want to be and how they want to show up in the world.

  • What values do they need to lean on to move forward?
  • How will they care for all stakeholders?
  • What strategies are necessary?

In order to help leaders around the world, BVC is launching a Global COVID-19 Culture Assessment to understand its impact and what is needed to recover.

Global COVID-19 Culture Assessment

The assessment is available in multiple languages and will be open until May 5th.

Please participate today

The intention is to have as many people around the world participate as possible. Therefore, we ask that you please invite your clients, colleagues, contacts, and friends to participate.

The Barrett Values Centre will be sharing the results of the assessment on Wednesday, May 20th at 4:00 pm UK time. Please register even if you cannot attend so we may share the recording with you once it is available.

We hope that this assessment will provide important insights to understand the extent and what is needed as a result of this global transformation. Thank you for your contribution.

[Virtual] Compliance Won’t Take Root or Grow in a Toxic Culture

Diagnosing and Dealing with Toxicity is a Cross-Functional Endeavor

At the 8th Annual European Compliance & Ethics Institute in Amsterdam online, I will run a session covering:

How to Think Holistically About Integrity Management

  • Culture eats compliance for breakfast. Learn why it is important to recognize the signs of toxicity in your organizational culture and how to do so:
  • You may be wasting your resources trying to plant compliance in infertile soil
  • The 7 levels of ethics and compliance: are you neglecting some of them?
  • How to think holistically about what you are trying to achieve

We talk about culture all the time these days, but what can you really do to co-create an effective ethical culture? How do you construct a solid values-based foundation to address the real issues that no one wants to face?

Tackle global compliance and ethics challenges with your industry peers at ECEI 2020. Discuss different strategies to address anti-corruption, data protection, and risk management. Register Now.

#EthicsDisrupted Replay

If you missed the recent Q&A on how organisations can manage ethics in a disrupted world, then here’s the replay, courtesy of the Human Risk podcast:

And a few quick excerpts:

Q1 2020: Most read articles

The first quarter of 2020 has already flown by – here are some of the most-read articles, a mix of new – and a few topical items from the archive that have an enduring popularity:

The Ethics of Events during a Pandemic

The Big 5: Secrets to Driving Cultural Change in Your Organisation

What is Ethical Business Practice and Regulation? A primer…

7 Levels of Ethical Business Practice

Cultural and Leadership Framework – The Foundation, People and Ethos, Systems and Processes


Input for the C20 Anti-Corruption Working Group

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We hope you are staying healthy and safe during this difficult time. The coronavirus pandemic was precipitated by and will be exacerbated by corruption, and reminds us once again why accountability and transparency are so important.

This year, our Director Blair Glencorse is leading the C20 Anti-Corruption Working Group, the global civil society initiative that will provide policy proposals to the G20 on issues of anti-corruption.

He’d love to hear your ideas and have you as part of this process too: Sign up here!

Along with many other civil society organizations globally, Accountability Lab has drafted a policy paper with priorities for the G20. Blair would love your thoughts and feedback to make sure the G20 hears what you care about. Get in touch with Blair Glencorse to access the policy paper and share your comments. Alternatively, tweet ideas at @accountlab.

This an an opportunity to make critical anti-corruption and accountability reforms a global priority.

7 Levels of Ethical Business Practice

For the next 7 Thursdays, we present the Seven Levels of Ethical Business Practice to help leaders consciously create effective, ethical cultures – it is a collaboration with the Barrett Values Centre.

Read the first article here: valuescentre.com/resource-library/ethical-business-practice/

And do help spread the word:

The Ethics of Events during a Pandemic

In this impromptu episode of Christian Hunt’s Human Risk Podcast, Richard Bistrong, Christian and I discuss the ethics of holding an in-person event at the time of a pandemic.

The discussion arose because the three of us were due to attend an Ethics Conference together next month. That Conference has now been switched to become a virtual one.

This led us to think about the challlenges of running ethical, and other) events at a time like the present.

If you find that interesting, you may also want to subscribe to the Human Risk Newsletter (and share the tweet too):

2020 #NSFconference flashback

A few quick tweets with key points from the 2020 NSF Conference – do help share:

Thanks to all the tweeters who shared – find even more here: #NSFconference

P.S. Looking for some download and keep resources? Look no further…