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Posts Tagged: Behavioral Ethics

Three ways to demotivate unethical behavior using behavioral science

Following through with personal, business, and compliance-related New Year’s resolutions can be tricky. Changing behavior requires, among other things, motivation. Let’s explore how you can motivate good things and demotivate bad things in yourself and others using the insights from the Personality Systems Interactions (PSI) theory.Continue Reading

EY and KPMG cheating scandals expose ethical challenges for audit industry

After getting caught ignoring its employees and cheating on the CPA ethics exam, EY has become the latest example of how industry and company-level mindsets can turn into corporate liabilities. The SEC slapped a fine of $100 million on the audit firm, making it clear in their enforcement action that it was punishing both the cheating and the firm leadership’s failure to serve as a gatekeeper.Continue Reading

Three key concepts of ‘subculture audits’

In my previous post, I looked at the drivers behind a “behavioral revolution” now happening in banks. Diving deeper into this, let’s unpack what’s behind the “subculture audits” concept, and how these are different from and more effective than the culture assessment surveys we are all familiar with.Continue Reading

Five ways to make the most of risk assessment

When the first set of general corporate compliance program standards – the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations – was issued in 1991, there was no mention of risk assessment. More recent standards, however – including the “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” issued by the U.S.Continue Reading

Uh oh. Transparency can cause more corporate crime

Transparency has become a buzzword as organizations rush to compete over who can share the most information with their respective stakeholders. Whether it be personal data processing practices, supply chains, or business transactions – transparency is increasingly viewed as a prerequisite for an effective E&C program and future business success.… Continue Reading