The games we play

We may not like to admit it but we are all playing games.

The organization puts pressure on its employees to meet the demands of shareholders.

An employee exploits a loophole or a ambiguity to meet his goals and, when caught, blames the company for not training him properly.

The regulator, unable to pin the wrongdoing on the employee, goes after the company.

The company, now blamed for not adequately training its employees, spends all kinds of resources on training – resources that could be put to better use creating an ethical culture where employees don’t feel the need to exploit loopholes.

Admitting that we are playing this game can be difficult.

But it’s the first step towards playing a different game.

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