Malika Parent offered a reflection on understanding the root of wrong behaviour starting from her own experience.
Before addressing the topic of the keyinote she recalled the Hermann Ebbinghaus curve pointing out that after 24 hours you will have lose 80% of what you heard and after 30 hours you will have lost the 90%.
From the humanitarian exposure she moved on to the fight against corruption. Moving to the management side of the humanitarian sector meant for her moving to another planet. The 30% of aid is diverted to corruption. We have many corruption schemes: gift, nepotism, insurance fraud, etc… And have our own truth, each one of us don’t perceive the same thing at the same time.
There are also two main controversies to take into account: 1. Goodwill can be a myth and a threat to good governance and 2. Wrong behaviour: me vs. others.
Who knows what would do in difficult circustamces?
The ebbf 28th international annual learning event in Geneva is starting right now. People are gathering around the tables reconnecting or introducing themselves for the first time.
During these four days we will explore the new kind of governance that will allow ethical business to build the future and to discover your role in progressing this. You can live this learning experience with us following this blog, our Facebook page and our twitter profile. And maybe you will start thinking about coming to the next ebbf event.