The Role of Integrity Management Consultancies
“In response, the field of Integrity Management has been born to help clients conduct business, even in the most challenging of markets, without compromising their ethics. With the help of expert advice, companies can go beyond abiding by the law to taking a voluntary, proactive approach to ensuring a company’s activities promote behaving responsibly, with fairness, sustainability, and cultural sensitivity in the communities in which they operate. It is very different in this respect from the more reactive field of risk management, although some risk management companies have attempted to embrace ethical risk as an area of specialty. Many risk management consultancies are adjuncts to private security companies. Therefore, some would-be clients are not convinced that they are best-placed to assist in the area of integrity and ethical management, because their parent companies face reputational challenges themselves¹.”
My original methodology looks at increasing business performance at the top level, by ensuring that the messages and values of the business can be carried out by the business, at the same time as understanding environmental and cultural factors that affect business performance.
Some Integrity Management Consulting companies, like this one http://new.consultwithintegrity.com/services.cfm work with clients from the acquisition stage right through to embedding the change as a result of acquisitions or growth strategies. This is rather similar to my methodology although at my previous consulting company (Synergy Management Solutions ) we only concentrated on the implementation and embedding part and not the acquisition part. I would need to work with other companies to fulfil the full life-cycle in terms of Integrity Management Consulting.
I hope to work within a specific niche which will look at embedding integrity and improving business performance by linking environmental responsibility, cultural sensitivity (and gender) and the development of new paradigms for business management. An example of this is developing new criteria for woman in leadership roles such as Board postings so that they don’t need to fit within the old male patriarchal structures that now exist. This will allow organisations that are Integrity Ready (trademark Susanne Moore 2000-2011) to tap into so far unrecognised “female” thinking attributes for business management.
¹Integrity Management Methodology
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