Culture, Compliance … and Turkey – Part 2

Orientation This post is the second in a series of posts on effective Ethics & Compliance in the context of Turkish culture. In the first part, I looked at the motivation for this analysis, and the cultural profile of Turkey in the Hofstede 6D model. In this second part, I will summarize the current requirements […]

Effective Compliance trainings and how to measure them

When can we consider compliance training as “effective” and what KPIs make sense to measure its effectiveness? Often we see Compliance teams’ presentations reporting on how many hours of training they have given in a certain period of time. But does this tell us anything about the effectiveness of compliance training? Other than giving an […]

Culture, Compliance … and Turkey – Part 1

Effective Ethics & Compliance in the Context of Turkish Culture Introduction In 2017 I first wrote a blog post about Culture, Compliance and Turkey with a first discussion of the 6 dimensions of Turkish culture according to Geert Hofstede and their meaning for compliance management in this country. In the beginning of 2019, the Turkish […]

Effective Compliance Trainers Treat People Like Adults

In his May 2nd “Compliance Perspectives” podcast, the SCCE’s Adam Turteltaub had an interesting chat with Steve Priest of Integrity Insight International. Amongst other topics, they discussed that a main failure of Compliance trainings has been treating employees “like children”, teaching them rules over rules, to best remember them by heart and telling them not […]

The Law of Large Numbers, Central Limit Theorem and Strange Attractors – or The Strange Behavior of Turkish Employees Towards Limits

This post is not about mathematics or physics but about the behavior of people in the presence of rules and limits … in Turkey. When we discussed revising our Company’s expense limits to account for the currency devaluation, soaring inflation and resulting price increases in the hospitality sector in Turkey in the last months, I […]