Hot on the heels of Ed Petry’s article in Oil & Gas Financial Journal, ELG Vice President Mary Bennett has published a piece, “Curing a Culture of ‘See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil’,” in Pharmaceutical Compliance Journal.
Throughout my almost twenty years working in both ethics and compliance and the health care field, one of the most frustrating realities has been how often we miss the opportunity to catch a problem while it’s still manageable. In so many cases, someone knew there was an issue but did not speak up.
A recent survey by the Ethics Resource Center (ERC) bears this out: 45 percent of U.S. employees surveyed said they observed misconduct in the previous 12 months, but a third of them did not report it. According to the ERC, this represents 20 million missed opportunities to address a problem. How many of these happened at your organization? How many turned into a costly, reputation-killing scandal? Why didn’t these employees report the misconduct? What would increase the rate of reporting? And what can you do as a pharmaceutical executive, to help make that happen?…
To read the rest of the piece, please visit: http://www.pharmacompliancemonitor.com/curing-a-culture-of-see-no-evil-hear-no-evil-speak-no-evil/2955/