That is the question asked on my other blog, Nonprofit Update: How do you keep one rogue employee from destroying your company? Or at least prevent a FCPA guilty plea and $108M fine?
That is a question I’ve pondered over the years. Have asked several of my clients the question and haven’t gotten any great answers.
I did get helpful answers from two of my clients, but the circumstances are so specific that I can’t share anything of the conversations.
Good internal controls will help. A great ‘tone at the top’ will go a long ways. Showing in everyday actions and words that ethical behavior is the expected norm will be a powerful message. Aggressively dealing with known behavior that is outside the boundaries will send a powerful message to the organization.
But how do you make sure that some completely out-of-control person doesn’t do something that can threaten the existence of your organization?
See the linked post to read of 4 examples that are in the back of my mind.