The Normalization of Deviance: How Workplaces Can Avoid Deceit
Have you ever read through an employee manual that left you scratching your head wondering what is allowed and what isn’t? Have you seen a co-worker share too much information with a client, skip paperwork that you were told is necessary, or use company property for personal reasons? Sometimes, what was once black-and-white goes into a gray area, leading others to accept and even duplicate deviant behavior. Workplaces big and small are facing this “new normal.”
Seemingly well-meaning actions can have negative consequences though, leading to mistrust, miscommunication, loss of revenue, and increased risk of fraud! Here, learn how to take back control and set clear guidelines and boundaries within your team. We will discuss workplace fraud with a theory-based presentation. Managers and employees alike can leave with an overview of the small behaviors we accept, ignore and allow in the workplace that can lead to larger issues. Know what to watch out for and how to protect yourself in this new normal. You’ll be able to reflect on your own workplaces and explore gray areas that are unintentionally creating an environment that increases risk.
Have our actions over time actually increased the risk of fraud? This session takes a look at workplace fraud from a different perspective. Brett Johnson will lead a theory-based presentation with an overview of the small behaviors we accept, ignore and allow in the workplace that can lead to larger issues, including various forms of fraud. Attendees will be able to reflect on their own workplaces and explore any gray areas that are unintentionally creating an environment that increases the risk of deviant behavior.
What will you learn?
- Increase awareness of fraud and know what to watch out for
- Learn why people commit fraud
- Understand the normalization of deviance
Forensic Accounting Senior ManagerEide Bailly
Brett provides clients with peace of mind by offering fraud detection, investigation and prevention consulting services. He has extensive experience tracing illicit funds through multiple accounts and entities, and identifying employee fraud schemes. Brett conducts internal control examinations to help strengthen controls over assets, and he's provided testimony in state, federal and tribal court systems.
Brett works hard to make sure clients understand the process so there are no surprises. Keeping communication open and frequent, he shares information and prioritizes every deadline. Brett ensures his clients feel confident that he's doing everything he can to help them.
Outside of work, Brett enjoys going to the gym, traveling and spending time with his wife and two children. Like many Midwesterners, he also appreciates quality time at the lakes.
This training qualifies for 1.5 CPE credits through SHRM
Registration (includes lunch)
Chamber members: $32 in advance | $42 at the door
Non-members: $52 in advance | $62 at the door
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