“Nike No. 2 Executive Quits Amid Complaints,” The Wall Street Journal, March 16, 2018 B1. “Nike brand president and a potential successor to [CEO] leaves position after complaints about “inappropriate workplace behavior.”
Why am I harping on the numerous resignations and dismissals over allegations of sexual harassment and similar? Isn’t this blog supposed to be about information governance?
At the core of governance is what rules you have and what rules you enforce. High-profile violations of the law or the Code of Conduct, by high-profile executives, catches a lot of splash in the headlines. Are some aspects of the Code of Conduct more worthy of enforcement than others? If the company chooses to penalize high flyers for some violations, but not for others, do you really have compliance?
Employees have a duty to obey the law and to follow company policy. All employees. All policies. Even those pesky ones about information. Or is the company willing to allow some employees to violate some policies sometimes?
What enforcement steps has your company taken of late for violations of law or policy? Do you know? Do the shareholders?