Introducing Head to Head: A conversation on behavioral science and ethics
a new eBook created for anyone interested in improving the effectiveness of compliance and ethics (C&E) programs in organizations.



Head to Head is structured as a series of dialogs between ES collaborator Jeff Kaplan and our CEO Azish Filabi on various facets of compliance and ethics work. By integrating social and behavioral science research with the core elements of effective compliance and ethics programs, Head to Head helps practitioners broaden their focus to behavior and culture in organizations, enhancing their approach to risk management.



Jeff Kaplan, partner in the Kaplan & Walker LLP law firm in Princeton, New Jersey.  

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Azish Filabi, CEO of Ethical Systems.

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Table of Contents:

  1. Preface – and an invitation to join us 
  2. Introduction and Overview
    • What are compliance and ethics programs?
    • A page of C&E history
    • The role of culture
  3. Behavioral Ethics
    • Behavioral ethics and compliance, an overview
  4. Risk Assessment
    • The Risk of Overconfidence
    • Holier than thou?
    • Conformity bias: Is misconduct contagious?
    • Does mere exposure to money bring out the bad in all of us?
    • Does power corrupt?
  5. Training & Other Communications
    • Slippery slopes
    • The counterfeit self
    • A small ethics nudge:  People should sign before filling out a form
  6. Enforcement
    • The Whistleblower’s Dilemma


Providing Feedback:

We have called this first installment Part One because we know there is much to say about this topic. We hope you will share your ideas and experiences in making compliance and ethics programs more behaviorally oriented.

If we use your thoughts in Part Two, we will, of course, give you credit in that volume (unless you would rather we not do so).


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