Setting The Bar: Ensuring Integrity In Your Organization – Forbes Magazine
In today’s marketplace, a commitment to integrity is essential for every business. Not only does it ensure that employees will uphold organizational values and comply with the law, but when problems do occur, many regulatory and enforcement agencies offer credit if an organization demonstrates that it has an effective ethics and compliance program in place.
As a business leader, you may think to yourself: “My organization has an ethics and compliance program, so we’re all set.” But is your company doing enough?
“Most business leaders today believe that their programs are sufficient,” says Patricia J. Harned, Ph.D., CEO of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI), a research nonprofit devoted to fostering integrity in the workplace. “Unfortunately, however, our research has shown that most organizations have not done enough to truly ensure integrity in their operations.”