What are the costs of a Low-Integrity Environment?

What are the costs of a Low-Integrity Environment?

Fines.  Loss of share value.  Firings.  Public shame. 

Everyone knows the financial and reputational costs of a low-trust environment where integrity, proper conduct and ethical behavior aren’t at the forefront of an organization.  But most people don’t think about the emotional toll such an environment creates, nor do they realize the tremendous benefits that a high-trust and ethical environment can instill.

Acting unethically has a strong effect on most people’s emotional and physical life.  Unethical behavior leads people to report feelings of heightened stress and anxiety.  Fear of getting caught, or of being found out, can cause people to distance themselves from co-workers, friends and family. 

The good news is that the opposite is true for organizations and individuals who choose to act with integrity and who perceive their organization to be committed to its values.  Studies in Steven Covey’s book, The Speed of Trust, found that organizations that are perceived to act with integrity materially improve:

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Four Wildly Effective Ways to Work with Procurement

Four Wildly Effective Ways to Work with Procurement

How do you work with Procurement? Do you have a good relationship?  If so, why and how?  That’s this week’s question.  This is the fourth in a series we’re running here at Compliance Kristy about how we can work successfully with several functions: Internal Audit, Human Resources, Legal, and Procurement.  Along the way, I’m asking YOU, the experts, about how you successfully work with each function.  I’ll be taking your answers (anonymously of course) and putting them into my presentation at the SCCE Conference in Las Vegas. 

As for me?  Following please find Four Wildly Successful ways I’ve found to work with Procurement.

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Four Wildly Effective Ways to Work with Legal

Four Wildly Effective Ways to Work with Legal

How do you work with the Legal Department? Do you have a good relationship?  If so, why and how?  That’s this week’s question.  This is the third in a series we’re running here at Compliance Kristy about how we can work successfully with several functions: Internal Audit, Human Resources, Legal, Management and Procurement.  Along the way, I’m asking YOU, the experts, about how you successfully work with each function.  I’ll be taking your answers (anonymously of course) and putting them into my presentation at the SCCE Conference in Las Vegas.  (for more information on this fabulous conference, click HERE)

We’ll start this off with the survey, which has only two questions: 1. How do you work with your Legal Department – who is in charge of what?  And 2. Do you have a good relationship?  To answer, please click HERE

As for me?  Following please find Four Wildly Successful ways I’ve found to work with Legal.

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Human Resources: Avoiding a Turf War - and a Survey!

Human Resources: Avoiding a Turf War - and a Survey!

How do you work with Human Resources? Do you have a good relationship?  If so, why and how?  That’s this week’s question.  This is the second in a series we’re running here at Compliance Kristy about how we can work successfully with several functions: Internal Audit, Human Resources, Legal, Management and Procurement.  Along the way, I’m asking YOU, the experts, on how you successfully work with each function.  I’ll be taking your answers (anonymously of course) and putting them into my presentation at the SCCE Conference in Las Vegas.  (for more information on the amazing conference – click HERE).

We’ll start this off with the survey, which has only two questions: 1. How do you work with Human Resources – who is in charge of what?  And 2. Do you have a good relationship?  To answer, please click HERE. 

As for me?  Following please find Four Wildly Successful ways I’ve found to work with Human Resources.

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CONGRATULATIONS to CPA Global on ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Certification!

CONGRATULATIONS to Spark Compliance Consulting's client CPA Global for achieving ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems Certification! They are amongst the first companies in the world to achieve this honor. Congratulations especially to Mark Speck, CIA, CRMA, the CCO of CPA Global and ETHIC Intelligence, the independent certifying body. Diana Trevley, JD, CCEP-I, we couldn't have done this without you.

 

Check out their press release Here: CPA GLOBAL ACHIEVES ISO 37001 ANTI-BRIBERY CERTIFICATION

Wildly Successful Ways to Work With Internal Audit- and a Survey

Wildly Successful Ways to Work With Internal Audit- and a Survey

How do you work with Internal Audit?  Do you have a good relationship?  If so, why and how?  That’s this week’s question.  We’re going to be running a series here at Compliance Kristy about how we can work successfully with several functions: Internal Audit, Human Resources, Legal, Management and Procurement.  Along the way, I’m going to be asking YOU, the experts, on how you successfully work with each function.  I’m planning on taking your answers (anonymously of course) and putting them into my presentation at the SCCE Conference in Las Vegas.  (for more information on the amazing conference – click HERE).

We’ll start this off with the survey, which has only two questions: 1. How do you work with Internal Audit?  And 2. Do you have a good relationship?  To answer, please click HERE. 

As for me?  Following please find Four Wildly Successful ways I’ve found to work with Internal Audit.

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