Increasingly, the focus in corporate governance has been on culture – how companies hire, organize, manage and motivate its people to behave in a way that is in line with its values and in compliance with existing regulations and best practices. Critical to this discussion is leadership in the organization. To nurture a healthy culture, it is important that leaders walk the talk to reinforce the organization’s values and in so doing, promote the desired culture. The leadership example should be supported by a clear structure including having in place policies and procedures, plus a viable reward and penalty system that is well communicated across the organization.
However, we recognize that even in the best of companies where the right structures exist and are communicated, the desired outcomes pertaining to culture are not always achieved. For the average employee, the ethical choice is not always clear and even if it is, it is sometimes difficult to follow through. The result is that the chosen option may not be the ideal choice. Possible reasons may be because it is too time-consuming, tedious, troublesome or financially costly.
In this 1-day program, participants will be invited to role play through a board game that will consider different ethical scenarios adapted from real-life cases that give rise to different options of possible decisions. The facilitated discussion will provide an opportunity for participants to consider how the average employee thinks and behaves. At the end of each section throughout the program, key takeaways and possible solutions will be shared.
The aim of the game is to seek to understand employee behavior that affects the company culture against the backdrop of company policies and procedures and other compliance requirements. The ultimate goal is to stimulate discussion on how we can encourage and promote ethical culture, and find solutions to build a healthier culture within the organization.
The only prerequisite for participants to join this program is a willingness to play the game, share their thoughts and have fun!
At the end of the program, participants will be better equipped to:
- Identify some key drivers behind the average employee’s behavior;
- Reflect on possible gaps in company policies and procedures;
- Take steps towards addressing those gaps.
Who should attend?
- Compliance Officers
- Company Secretaries
- Any other management staff who may find this program helpful