Imagine a potential supplier giving you a gift card to a spa with a little wink about you choose them to solve your task? Or what about if they offer you a brand-new box of luxurious chocolate, which just has been opened – maybe just for the sake of the friendly atmosphere? What do you do? May you accept it or not?
There are many grey zones when it comes to receiving gifts and doing other favors in the business world. Latest, it went terribly wrong for the Danish IT vendor ATEA, who received a fine of 10 million for bribery, in June 2018.
It may not sound like a hard, financial punishment for a big organization with high turnover like ATEA. Their reputation, on the other hand, has suffered much and for that reason, it is likely that many customers will think twice before they do business with ATEA.
That’s why it is really important to have digital learning about anti-corruption, in order for companies to be transparent and believable.
Engaging Learning about Anti-Corruption
It is usually a boring lawyer-like language which fills documents about anti-corruption in companies across the country. That’s why there are so many who forget what they have read or maybe don’t fully understand the rules about anti-corruption and those big holes in the employees’ knowledge can potentially spark a crisis – for the whole company.
Classic compliance training doesn’t have to be either tough or boring. With the use of storytelling and interactive learning based on gamification, training in anti-corruption can be easy-to-understand and actually be fun.
Learningbank has developed this in collaboration with Coop Danmark, and we have launched an engaging anti-corruption-plug 'n' play-learning module for the benefit of all companies.
An example from the game developed in collaboration with Coop Danmark is that you get some visual dilemmas displayed in front of you, which relate to an ordinary workday.
What do you do e.g. if a beer supplier offers you free kegs for your next birthday party if you choose to use his beer in the assortment?
Or when you need to stop a colleague’s phone conversation, if it sounds like he is about to receive a bribe?
And is it even your responsibility to stop the conversation?
You get the answers to it with vivid and engaging, visual compliance training.
The learning modules in anti-corruption are therefore of great value – and the employees will hardly forget it again if they acted wrongfully in a dilemma during the training.
You can read more about how to address ethics in training in this article from Training Industry.