Shall we become taboo breakers? One of my clients did. He broke the taboo. For the benefit of his client and their prevention. We became victims of a white collar crime. A great example of learning from delicate situations and passing on what we’ve learned.
The shame is great
The taboo topic of economic crime, non-compliance and cyber attacks continues to exist and causes damage on a destructive scale for the individuals and companies affected.
Why is it a taboo topic? The level of shame of the individuals affected in their role as responsible for a company or organization is still very high. People are reluctant to talk about what they have experienced.
They blame themselves, their own knowledge of human nature and leadership qualities. The basic trust is strongly affected.
The fear of endangering one’s own reputation and that of the company is high. Accordingly, this behaviour is reflected in the number of unreported cases of economic crime, non-compliance and cyber attacks.
How would the perception change if everyone talked about it like a flu?
The influenza vaccination as a model
It goes without saying that you should inform yourself in advance and prepare yourself accordingly – in the sense of a preventive vaccination? Knowing the treatment options in advance – the development of scenarios. And to weigh up the side effects of these treatment options against the benefits?
How high would the benefit be if the different patterns of incidents became known through disclosure? How much better could one prepare for this and act even more adequately in the event of an incident?
Derived from orthodox medicine, this means that none of the well-known diseases and epidemics were fought by silence. The cholera and leprosy pathogens are more than 650 years old. These have also been proactively tackled.
For the economy and society, this accumulated knowledge of experience is of immense value! The advantages of greater transparency are obvious.
Maslow and security
As a reminder, Abraham Maslow already established a systematic approach to human needs based on his comprehensive analysis. This is divided into motivational content and motivational dynamics.
The motivational content reflects the primary (vital) and secondary (resulting from the learning process) content.
The first of the secondary needs is security and thus follows directly after the physiological needs (primary). Assuming that the human need for safety is the top priority, this is decisive for the individual’s risk tolerance – influenced by the various factors that have an impact.
How important is your safety to you? That of your family, your company, our world society?
It is extremely important to me and that is what I am committed to.