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Successfully preventing compliance violations

Integrity is not only becoming increasingly important in our digitalized and networked business world but is also a success factor for companies. Katja Nagel, Managing Director of the newly founded Global Organizational Integrity Institute (GOII), talks in her article "Successfully preventing compliance violations" about the possibility of measuring integrity in a company using the Integrity Index, systematically improving it and thus preventing violations.

Please be aware that the article was published in a German magazine and is, therefore, in German.

Read the full article here (PDF).

Dr. Nagel, Katja: „Compliance-Verstößen erfolgreich vorbeugen“, S. 8, in: Platow Brief, Nr. 59, 27.05.2020,
https://www.platow.de/archiv/platow-recht/platow-recht-ausgabe-vom-27.05.2020/2020/05/26/compliance-verstoessen-erfolgreich-vorbeugen/

 

Integrity as critical success factor – the Volkswagen case

Both Mr. Tobias Heine, head of Together4Integrity at Volkswagen, and integrity expert Dr. Katja Nagel talk about the pilot phase of the Integrity Index and the Integrity Perception Workshop at Volkswagen Group in their co-written article. They give deep insights into the two methods of measuring integrity and their implementation, as well as integrity management in Europe's largest group.

Please be aware that the article was published in German.

Read the full article here.

Dr. Nagel, Katja/ Heine, Tobias: „Integrität wird zum kritischen Erfolgsfaktor“, in: Haufe, 27.05.2020,
https://www.haufe.de/compliance/management-praxis/integritaet-wird-zum-kritischen-erfolgsfaktor_230130_517014.html

 

In times of crisis, like Corona, integrity matters

Especially in difficult times, such as Corona or an imminent recession, the integrity of managers and employees is crucial. Katja Nagel, Managing Director of the GOII, explains how using 10 levers can anchor integrity in a company. Only a company with integrity will be well positioned in the future.

Please be aware that the article was published in a German magazine and is, therefore, in German.

Read the full article here (PDF).

Dr. Nagel, Katja: „In der (Corona-)Krise zählt Integrität“, S. 12, in: Compliance-Berater, Juni 2020,
https://www.ruw.de/news/media/2/Online-Zeitschrift-Compliance---Finance-Juni-2020-14153.pdf

 

Fairness makes soccer possible in the first place

Integrity and compliance are an integral part of all areas of life, in the workplace, in private life, and also in soccer. So what happens on the pitch is not all that different from what goes on in companies. Here as there, players are confronted with issues of integrity, and in both cases, behaving with integrity pays off, as Dr. Katja Nagel explains in her Börsen-Zeitung article "Fairness makes soccer possible in the first place".

Please be aware that the article was published in German.

Read the full article here.

Dr. Nagel, Katja: „Fairness macht den Fußball erst möglich“, in: Börsen-Zeitung, 10.06.2020,
https://www.boersen-zeitung.de/index.php?li=1&artid=2020109809

 

Integrity is opportunity and risk in times of crisis

Even today the term "integrity" is quite complex – even complicated – to get one’s head around. In crisis situations, such as Corona, integrity is challenged once again. Katja Nagel, founder of the GOII, recently wrote an article on this topic: Integrität als Chance und Risiko in Krisenzeiten (In times of crisis, integrity can be seen as an opportunity and a risk). She addresses which success factors integrity management has, how integrity in companies can reach different levels of maturity, what the benefit of a developed corporate integrity is, and the impact Corona is having on corporate integrity in general. The full article was published in the August edition, in the German magazineCompliance Berater

You can access it here in German (PDF).

Dr. Nagel, Katja: “Integrität als Chance und Risiko in Krisenzeiten“, S. 289-293, in: Compliance-Berater 08/2020, 29.07.2020,
https://online.ruw.de/suche/cb/CB-Beitr-Integrita-al-Chan-un-Risi-in-Krisenzeit-423504ff391743ac05300ab18a60ea58

 

 

Integrity is about leadership

Especially in times of crisis, integrity in leadership is not only reflected in the decisions made, but also in the way decisions are made and communicated to employees. To find out what central role HR plays in strengthening a culture of integrity and whether behavior with integrity can be learned, read the new article by Dr. Katja Nagel.

Please be aware that the article was published in German.

Read the full article here.

Dr. Nagel, Katja: „Integrität ist Führungsarbeit“, in: HR Journal, 29.07.2020,
https://www.hrjournal.de/integritaet-ist-fuehrungsarbeit/

The virus and the values

The Corona virus is not only challenging the economic success of companies but also our value system. After all, how decently do companies behave in a crisis? How exemplary are they in dealing with difficulties? Katja Nagel, Managing Director of the GOII, talks in her article "The virus and values” about why integrity is currently becoming more and more important and what measures every company should take to display successful value management.

Please be aware that the article was published in German.

Read the full article here (PDF).

Dr. Nagel, Katja: „Unternehmensführung: Das Virus und die Werte“, in: Südtiroler Wirtschaftszeitung, 07.08.2020,
https://swz.it/unternehmensfuehrung-das-virus-und-die-werte/

 

Corona crisis - Integrity as the basis for successful action

A company's success depends to a large extent on sustained and reliably practiced integrity - in times of crisis more than ever. This is not just about the personal integrity of each individual, but also about the organizational integrity of a company. After all, they are a reflection of our society. In times of Corona, companies can stand for the best values of our society: Responsibility, solidarity and integrity. In her article in the “Zeitschrift für Unternehmensjuristen”, published in September 2020, Katja Nagel explains what functions integrity fulfills and what levers successful integrity management needs.

Please be aware that the article was published in German.

Read the full article here (PDF).

Dr. Nagel, Katja: „Corona-Krise - Integrität als Basis erfolgreichen Handelns", in: ZUJ - Zeitschrift für Unternehmensjuristen, Ausgabe 5/2020 (September), S. 60-63,
https://www.fachmedien.de/zuj-ausgabe-5-2020

 

Integrity and Compliance for sustainable improvement of organizational culture - institute founded

German legislation is currently developing a new corporate criminal law. It is therefore all the more important for companies to create a culture that effectively contributes to crime prevention. Dr. Katja Nagel, founder of the GOII, explains how this can be achieved in an interview with the business editorial staff of Erich Schmidt Verlag". The interview was published in October, on the websites of esv.info and compliancedigital.de.

Please be aware that the interview is devided in two parts and was conducted in German.

Read the interview here.

Dr. Nagel, Katja: “Integrität und Compliance für nachhaltige Verbesserung der Unternehmenskultur – Institut gegründet“, in: ESV and compliancedigital, 05.10.2020,
https://esv.info/aktuell/integritaet-und-compliance-fuer-nachhaltige-verbesserung-der-unternehmenskultur-institut-gegruendet/id/110165/meldung.html
https://www.compliancedigital.de/ce/integritaet-und-compliance-fuer-nachhaltige-verbesserung-der-unternehmenskultur-institut-gegruendet-1/detail.html

 

Strengthen integrity, prevent crime

The topic of integrity is receiving new impetus from a new legislative initiative that aims to make companies more accountable for white-collar crime. While most companies are already well-positioned in terms of their compliance management systems, there is often still a great deal of helplessness when it comes to the issue of integrity. Yet, a strong culture of integrity is the best prevention. Integrity provides orientation even in gray areas. Katja Nagel addresses this topic in the December issue of comply in her article "Strengthening integrity, preventing criminal acts".

Please be aware that the article was published in German.

Read the full article here (PDF).

Dr. Nagel, Katja: „Integrität stärken, Straftaten vorbeugen“, in: Comply, December 2020 (4/2020),
https://shop.reguvis.de/compliance-und-sicherheit/comply/

Germany: Controversial "strengthening of integrity" in the economy

German lawmakers are currently working on a plan to combat white-collar crime more effectively. To this end, the German government has presented a draft called "Act to Strengthen Integrity in Business". The new draft places even greater obligations on companies and acting persons. It provides for heavy fines of up to 10 percent of annual sales in the event of violations. This means that if companies cannot prove that they have a sound integrity and compliance management in place, they will be liable in case of a breach of the law. Integrity plays a key role in conjunction with a company's own compliance management system. In her latest article, published in Compliance Praxis, Katja Nagel addresses this highly topical issue.

Please be aware that the article was published in German.

Read the full article here (PDF).

Dr. Nagel, Katja: „Deutschland: Umstrittene "Stärkung der Integrität" in der Wirtschaft", in: Compliance Praxis, Ausgabe 4/2020, S. 42, 01.12.2020,
https://www.compliance-praxis.at/Themen/Internationales/Aktuell/Deutschland-_Umstrittene_-Staerkung_der_-Integritaet-_in_.html

Developing corporate culture: How to make the change in values work

Many people believe that a change in values must start at the top of the company - but there are two limitations, especially when it comes to far-reaching changes such as the renewal of corporate culture: firstly, people overlook the fact that important role models in companies are not always just executives; secondly, there is still a perception that change is none of the business of "normal" employees. Katja Nagel explains in her article "Developing corporate culture: How to make the value shift work" at talente.co how the change can succeed.

Please be aware that the article was published in German.

Read the full article here.

Dr. Nagel, Katja: „Unternehmenskultur entwickeln: So klappt es mit dem Wertewandel“, in: Talente Magazin, 04.12.2020,
https://talente.co/unternehmenskultur/7525/unternehmenskultur-entwickeln/

The attitude makes the difference

Today most companies have an individual compliance management system. In this context, integrity plays an extremely important role; in a sense, it is the individuals' autopilot. Because this common understanding of values always comes into play when there are no rules or laws for the specific individual case, rules contradict each other, or there is room for interpretation. Thus, integrity very successfully flanks law-abidingness and CMS. Learn more about this topic in Katja Nagel’s new article "Die Haltung macht's", published in the German Datev Magazin.

Please be aware that the article was published in German.

Read the full article here.

Dr. Nagel, Katja: „Die Haltung macht’s“, in: Datev-Magazin, 21.12.2020,
https://www.datev-magazin.de/praxis/politik-gesellschaft/die-haltung-machts-42381

Why startups need to take integrity, values and morality more seriously

Since the outbreak of the Corona-pandemic the entire German economy has been put to test, startups being no exception to the rule. Rules and regulations may not be fully developed or understood in young firms, with home-office often blurring boundaries further. Yet it is crucial that integrity be part of daily decision-making. Neglecting integrity in daily business can have especially far-reaching negative – if not legal – consequences, damaging a startup’s reputation. On the other hand, running a business with integrity generates trust, which in turn promotes economic success, and stakeholder relations. In her latest article, Dr. Katja Nagel discusses which concrete steps startups can take to reap the benefits of running a business with integrity. Please be aware that the article was published in German.

Read the full article here.

Dr. Nagel, Katja: „Integrität zahlt sich aus: Warum Startups Werte und Moral endlich ernstnehmen sollten“, in: Business Insider, 26.03.2021,
https://www.businessinsider.de/gruenderszene/perspektive/startups-brauchen-integritaet-werte-moral-regeln/

In an interview with ZRFC, Dr. Katja Nagel talks about how compliance inspires her both on a professional and personal level

What is compliance? What do you consider to be the greatest future challenge in compliance management? What role do you think compliance management will play in companies in the future? These are just a handful of the pertinent questions that Dr. Katja Nagel, founder and Managing Director of the GOII, elaborated on in her interview with Dr. Müller, editor at ZRFC. Find out more on what inspires Dr. Nagel in terms of compliance, both professionally and personally, in the full interview.

Read the full interview here.

Dr. Nagel, Katja: „Compliance bewegt…“, in: ZRFC, 30.03.2021,
https://zrfcdigital.de/ce/compliance-bewegt-27/detail.html

Why integrity belongs on the communications agenda

In difficult times, value-driven action is more important than ever in companies. But integrity is not always a top priority for many managers - a fatal signal to the workforce. If home office makes the rules less present, communication measures must be taken to strengthen a culture of integrity. Dr. Katja Nagel spoke about these topics in an interview with News Aktuell.

Read the full interview here.

Dr. Nagel, Katja: „Warum Integrität auf die Kommunikationsagenda gehört“, in: News Aktuell, 23.04.2021,
https://www.newsaktuell.de/blog/warum-integritaet-auf-die-kommunikationsagenda-gehoert/

Startups & Integrity: Profiting from Values

Most companies are facing immense challenges due to the corona pandemic. The change not only affects established companies and corporations; start-ups are also affected by the uncertainties. Organizations worldwide find themselves in a fundamental performance trap. Now it is becoming clear what values are actually worth. And integrity is also relevant for startups: to reduce risks and to increase company value. Read the full article by Dr. Katja Nagel here.

Please be aware that the article was published in German.

Read the full article here (PDF).

Dr. Nagel, Katja: „Startups & Integrität: Von Werten profitieren​​​“, S. 64, in: Startup Valley, Version 03/2021,
startupvalley.shop/product/ausgabe-03-2021-als-pdf-download/

Strengthening integrity in the German financial center

Now more than ever, companies are being called upon to behave with integrity and to remember ethical principles that have been known for a long time. After all, it is precisely in uncertain times that the temptation to act unlawfully is much greater. Investors in particular pay attention to the sustainability of business models. But for compliance to succeed, it should be flanked by a strong culture of integrity. However, this does not develop automatically, but must be anchored through active culture management.

Please be aware that the article was published in German.

Read the full article here.

Dr. Nagel, Katja: „Skandale in der Wirtschaft. Stärkung der Integrität am deutschen Finanzplatz", in: die bank, 07.05.2021, 
www.die-bank.de/home/staerkung-der-integritaet-am-deutschen-finanzplatz-17922/

Compliance at Allianz, Huk, Debeka and Co.: "Many people in positions of responsibility do not fully understand what integrity actually entails".

Insurance companies agree on one thing in the wake of ever-changing legal requirements: Compliance is important. But what does integrity add to compliance and how can it be integrated into business processes? Here, there is still a lack of clarity. Katja Nagel, Managing Director and founder of the GOII, addresses this topic in a guest article in "Versicherungswirtschaft" and shows why insurance companies should focus more on the topic of integrity, as the second side of the coin:

Please be aware that the article was published in a German magazine and is, therefore, in German.

Read the full article here (PDF).

Dr. Nagel, Katja: „Compliance bei Allianz, Huk, Debeka und Co.: 'Vielen Verantwortungsträgern ist nicht ganz klar, was Integrität eigentlich bringt'", in: Versicherungswirtschaft heute, 31.05.2021, 
versicherungswirtschaft-heute.de/politik-und-regulierung/2021-05-31/compliance-bei-allianz-huk-debeka-und-co-vielen-verantwortungstraegern-ist-nicht-ganz-klar-was-integritaet-eigentlich-bringt/

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