The only way is ethics

Why good people do bad things and how to stop us

Every good company boss lays claim to integrity. Many have put their money behind their word by investing heavily in compliance and conduct to stop people behaving badly.

The evidence suggests it hasn’t had much impact. Trust in companies is unchanged over the last decade and the level of observed misconduct was the same in 2015 as it had been in 2009. Behavioural science reveals why the conventional rule-based, top-down approaches to compliance, conduct and integrity will only have a limited effect and may even be doing harm.

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6 reasons good people do bad things
You are a good person. Your managers are good people, and so are your staff. So why do bad things happen in your business? Broadly, there are six reasons that good people use to justify bad behaviour. In our past blog post, we looked at some of the more common place issues, which any one would recognise within themselves. In...
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Why following the rules isn’t enough
The compliance industry is booming, but businesses still behave badly. That's because most solutions rely on an economist's view: i.e. how people should behave, not how they do. Behavioral science could hold the answer. Read Mind Gym CEO Octavius Black's recent contribution to Law.com.
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