Complexity and good intent

The ethics and compliance professional will often face complex situations with no ideal solution.

Imagine writing a gift policy to prevent corrupt behavior. Or determining the discipline for an employee who should have known better. Or deciding whether to eliminate a long-standing employee program.

We can get paralyzed if we aim for perfection. We can waste precious time if we reach for almost-perfect. It is often best to simply proceed with all due speed towards a solution that matches our positive intent. We rarely go wrong when our intent is good.

How do we know that our intent is good? When we can articulate it openly to all the stakeholders.

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