The launch of the Institute of Business Ethics and Grant Thornton’s Culture Indicators - understanding corporate behaviour
I was delighted to be invited to attend the launch of IBE and GTs Board Briefing on Culture Indicators recently.
In the briefing Simon Lowe chair of the GT governance institute talks about corporate culture “finally moving to centre stage” and Peter Montagnon author of the IBE research highlights the importance of organisations understanding “the forces that drive behaviour in their business.”
Tracy Vegro, Executive Director at the FRC captured a key sentiment that “there has never been a moment like this” to get culture right. We so agree that the groundswell of interest in creating respectful workplaces post Weinstein is a hugely important opportunity to change things for the better.
Some key points from the session were
It is disappointing that it has taken a series of high profile scandals amongst a range of businesses and sectors to shine a light on behaviour in the workplace but gratifying that it is now receiving the attention it deserves.
The challenge for many businesses is to ensure their people really understand the behavioural expectations the organisation has - this has to be a key part of moving behaviour to centre stage in an effective way.
I thrive on seeing people do things they didn’t think they could do! I draw on my management and leadership experience from working in senior positions in the Metropolitan Police Service, running Focal Point since 2002 and working across all three sectors in the widest variety of environments. I am a fellow of the CIPD and when I am not working with clients I can be seen on the golf courses of Hampshire.