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It’s A Slam Dunk: Take Steps Now to Avoid Tough Lessons Learned by Several NCAA Basketball Programs

10/4/2017

The recent indictment of at least 10 individuals associated with college basketball should alert every university, and many businesses, to the importance of operating strong ethics and compliance programs and conducting internal investigations at the first sign of trouble. Organizations would do well to examine their own culture and compliance efforts in order to avoid scandal.

If history has taught us anything, it is that giving unsupervised responsibility for following the rules to those facing tremendous pressure to produce winning results on the court and on the field, entices many to bend or ignore the rules. The solution, both for universities and in business, is a robust and effective ethics and compliance program with adequate resources for implementation and monitoring.

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