OUT NOW: Culture Audit in Financial Services

In the next wave of conduct regulation in financial markets, from 2021 conduct regulators in the UK and elsewhere expect firms to produce evidence on how they are improving behaviour and culture. Facing this, many practitioners are anxious that their current reporting and management information (MI) are irrelevant to meeting as-yet unclear regulatory expectations. ThisContinue reading “OUT NOW: Culture Audit in Financial Services”

Audit Firm Culture: Challenge. Trust. Transformation

Just in from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) – a welcome international conference on the importance of culture. Audit Firm Culture: Challenge. Trust. Transformation. The conference will explore the link between audit firm culture and audit quality with the objective of accelerating the pace of change for cultural transformation in the audit profession. The conferenceContinue reading “Audit Firm Culture: Challenge. Trust. Transformation”

‘…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’”

Compliance is the outcome

Join top legal professionals with discussion on the latest developments – at the Global Life Sciences Law Conference. The conference, which will take place virtually over two days in March. Session on Day 1: Compliance is the outcome of an effective ethical culture How to achieve balance so that compliance does not undermine ethical behaviour:Continue reading “Compliance is the outcome”

The results are in: Global COVID-19 Culture Assessment

How has COVID-19 impacted the values and culture of organisations? What is needed to recover and thrive?  These are great questions – because we’re seeing values change right in front of our eyes. Change that normally would take years, not weeks. The Global COVID-19 Culture Assessment sought to answer these – and more questions – toContinue reading “The results are in: Global COVID-19 Culture Assessment”

[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 andContinue reading “[Virtual] Compliance Won’t Take Root or Grow in a Toxic Culture”

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 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 howContinue reading “Compliance Won’t Take Root or Grow in a Toxic Culture”

Chartered Banker: Are we getting to the root of what will drive change?

I recently participated in a webinar for the Chartered Banker Institute, focused on the importance of culture and conduct. It was a great opportunity to talk about something we are both passionately promoting in our respective lines of work: individual engagement with improving organisation culture and our accountability. Not only to our customers, and societyContinue reading “Chartered Banker: Are we getting to the root of what will drive change?”