Compliance Communications Blog

 

Behavioral Ethics Training for Managers

4/8/19: A post on the Conflict of Interest Blog entitled “Behavioral Ethics Training for Managers” references an article published in the Harvard Business Review about “… everyday unethical behavior.”  According to the referenced article, “Numerous studies have documented the prevalence of practices such as stealing office supplies, inflating business expenditures reports, and engaging in behaviors that raise conflicts of interest.

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Government Contracts and OCI

2/25/19:  Organizational conflict of interest (OCI) became a company challenged the adequacy of a Department of Education investigation into a competitor’s possible conflict of interest. OCI is a serious issue for government agencies in awarding contracts... 

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What is an Inherent Anti-Conflict of Interest?

1/31/19:  In a recent post, Kaplan references a column in Wired UK by Dan Ariely, a respected behavior ethicist, who describes an approach he developed to tackle inherent conflicts of interest. In the column, Ariely compares the inherent conflicts of interest in a traditional insurance company with “anti-conflict of interest” in an alternative model. 

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"Taking Conflict of Interest Knowledge to the Board"

 

9/15/15: An article by Jeffrey Kaplan and Rebecca Walker takes on the idea that instruction on conflicts of interest issues primarily moves from the compliance office to the troops. In the article, they make an unassailable case that “Board members have a particular need to understand...

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"The Risk in Referral Fees"

2/24/15: It could be argued that the polite term “referral fee” is simply a kickback given by some person or group in exchange for receiving a referral for professional services. Whichever term you use, it’s a conflict of interest. In a...

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