With the torrent of allegations in the wake of the Weinstein scandal, many organisations will be taking a long hard look at their cultures and whether there are signs of inappropriate behaviour
or misconduct in their ranks.
The most dangerous thing organisations can do now is nothing!
If you have a sense that there may be some issues… no matter how small at this stage, it is the time to investigate further and nip things in the bud.
If you uncover more pressing concerns, then it is vital to deal with them before they escalate and cause real damage to people, reputation and the bottom line.
And if you have been proactive in building a truly respectful culture, the challenge is in maintaining it…
The sense of urgency that the recent news events have created is an opportunity to get things right and keep them right….
The real danger is to believe all is well, it “doesn’t really apply to us” and that things will “die down”
The out of court settlements for the Bill O Reilly case were around £13 million and the Weinstein investigation is set to top £30 million
Doing nothing could cost dearly.