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Aug 07 2020


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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ECI Live | Pressure to Bend the Rules and the Implications on Workplace Ethics Behaviors

This ECI Live explores data found in the Global Business Ethics Survey® (GBES®) relating to pressure to bend the rules. ECI looked at how an organization’s ethical behaviors, in key areas like observed misconduct and retaliation, were affected by an increase in pressure to bend the rules.

Join ECI on June 25th to find out:

  • How increases in pressure affect ethical behavior;
  • What risk factors can lead to pressure increases;
  • Key factors in keeping an organization ethical and free from the consequences of a high-pressure workplace.

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The Global Business Ethics Survey® (GBES®) is a rigorous, multi-country inquiry into worker conduct and workplace integrity, providing insight into workplace ethics in both public and private sector organizations. GBES is the flagship research project of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI). Each year, ECI conducts the GBES and reports findings in four reports.



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Ethics & Compliance Initiative


Ethics & Compliance Initiative


  • Alicia Olmstead
    Alicia Olmstead
    Global Ethics & Compliance Consultant, Dell Inc.

    Alicia Olmstead is a Global Ethics & Compliance Consultant for Dell Technologies where she oversees the Global Ethics Program which includes conflicts of interest, gifts & hospitality, anti-retaliation and speaking up. Before working for Dell, Alicia was a Senior Ethics Program Advisor at USAA and the Assistant Integrity Officer for the City of Austin in Austin, Texas. Her 14 years of experience spans both public and private sector and reaches into all facets of ethics programming. She created the City of Austin’s first fully developed ethics program, and at USAA she organized the first company-wide Ethics & Compliance Event and designed an award winning-ethics training module. Alicia has had the pleasure of working for two World’s Most Ethical Companies and contributes regularly to industry conferences and working groups. She holds an M.S. in Organizational Leadership & Ethics from St. Edward’s University and an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University. Alicia lives in San Antonio, TX with her husband and two sons.

  • Evren Esen
    Evren Esen
    Vice President, Research & Analytics, Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI)

    Evren has nearly two decades of experience in conducting research, performing analytics and original reporting. She brings her research leadership skills to ECI as head of the Research and Analytics Team, managing the implementation, reporting and analysis of ECI’s premier, longitudinal study on workplace behavior, the Global Business Ethics Survey (GBES).

    Evren also oversees ECI client analytic services, including collecting and disseminating organizational data to assess program standing against established benchmarks. This data is used not only to help improve and strengthen our client’s organizational culture, but the data is also collected to strengthen global workplace benchmarks.

    Prior to joining ECI, Evren spent nearly 15 years at the Society for Human Resource Management, including providing direction and analysis on workforce analytics and serving as the organization’s media spokesperson.

    Evren holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Virginia Tech, achieved her Master’s of Social Work at Radford University and a Graduate Certificate in Survey Design and Analysis from George Washington University.

  • Melissa Fraser
    Melissa Fraser
    Senior Survey Researcher, Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI)

    Melissa Fraser is ECI’s Senior Survey Researcher responsible for the Global Business Ethics Survey® (GBES®). Melissa is a published author and seasoned public speaker with over 10 years’ experience in research, assessment design, and statistical data analysis. Melissa earned her Master of Experimental Psychology degree from St. John’s University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

    When Melissa is not nose-deep in data analytics you will find her with her husband and two dogs; a dachshund and her bullmastiff service dog.

  • Steve Guymon
    Steve Guymon
    Senior Advisor, Global Ethics and Compliance Capabilities, Eli Lilly and Company

    Steve Guymon is the Senior Advisor of Ethics and Compliance Strategy and Capabilities for Eli Lilly and Company. He has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah, is a certified Black Belt in Lean and Six Sigma and has LPEC certification. He has over 30 years experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry and has worked in roles in ethics and compliance, Six Sigma, training, sales leadership, marketing and clinical research. He joined Eli Lilly and Company in 1996. Prior to Lilly, he worked for Upjohn Pharmaceuticals. He is a regular speaker and facilitator at compliance and training conferences.

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