There will be challenges

The work of an Ethics & Compliance Officer can be stressful at times.

We deal with colleagues who break the rules and who violate our values. We participate in the resulting investigative and disciplinary processes. We are forced to engage in unpleasant conversations.

We wish it wasn’t so. That we didn’t have to deal with it.

Of course, it would be silly to expect otherwise. That’s part of our job. Anyone signing up for this role knows these situations will arise regularly. Yet, we feel unprepared and uneasy each time.

In the quiet moments between crises, it is helpful to anticipate the next one. To accept that it is coming. To understand our role in the process.

We can then face the challenges with equanimity.

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