We’ve discussed accountability and why it helps your corporate compliance program succeed. We covered clarity and how a clear and simple to understand compliance training program results in an engaged workforce. Now let’s look at what you get out of making compliance easy.
One of the goals of your workforce compliance program should be to make the right thing to do also the easiest. When the path is clear and your workforce is both educated and supported, compliance comes naturally.
The ideal path to compliance is filled with ease (that is, everyone simply follows the rules.) But when we look at why the rules were made it’s usually because someone didn’t follow the previous ones.
With that in mind I set out to write an article about compliance wins. But we had a hard time finding articles that touted successes of compliance programs, so much is written about failure. Instead we gathered articles about working towards success. I want to join Nicole Rose in her plea for stories about compliance wins, or as she calls it “Chicken Soup for the Compliance Soul.”
Nicole Rose: I Need Chicken Soup for the Compliance Soul
Nicole Rose, CEO of Create Training, has put a call out for uplifting stories of people fighting the good fight and staying in compliance in the face of corruption. We hear so many stories of people that did wrong we could all use some examples of when corporate compliance training went right. These examples will serve as reminders of why we all do what we do and how doing right is worth it.
Leonard McCarthy of the World Bank: Settling for Development with Integrity
As World Bank works to deliver schools, roads, health services, clean water and emergency support in 75 countries along with a group of partners they have to also navigate corruption and violence. Leonard McCarthy, World Bank’s Integrity Vice President, is working to protect the integrity of World Bank-financed development projects. In this article on the FCPA blog he describes some of the corruption they have faced and how they dealt with it as well as the development they have helped other countries with. They truly are working towards a better future.
Top Five Ethics and Compliance Failures of 2015
A look back at 2015’s corporate compliance failures. What can we learn from these? What new regulations have popped up because of these ethical failures? Our hope is that we as a society learn from these failures and put the right programs in place to create an easy path towards compliance for ourselves.
What I learned: Compliance is not easy! But the stakes are high if we don’t take the time to make the right thing to do the easiest for our workforce.
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