Always Watch Out For Reputation Erosion

Always watch out for reputation erosion.

Reputation is built from the thousands of small interactions that happen with individual customers day after day. Reputation can suffer “death by a thousand cuts” and no one would notice.

Hence its always important to map a stakeholder’s journey with an institution such as a bank and define all contact points and moments of truth.

Research Reveals Major Flaw in Public Company Risk Disclosure

Pittsburgh, PA (September 10, 2013)—Companies that disclose reputation risk perform no differently than those that don’t, which means that they possess no reliable way to avoid needlessly losing billions in equity value, according to a white paper released today at a joint event sponsored by the Pittsburgh chapters of the American Marketing Association and Public […]

Spotting Signs of Impending Trouble

The recent agreement reached between the Construction Industry and the Competition Commission for collusive tendering got me thinking. (15 construction companies had agreed to pay fines totalling R1.46 billion for collusive tendering). What are the signs of impending and unavoidable doom in our businesses and why do we not see, sense them or hear about […]

Executives Need to Learn a New Style of Decision-making

Reputation Risk has been described as elusive and difficult to manage. Some have even called it “Soft issues, tangible impacts”. Why? Why is it difficult to manage? Well, for one few know how an issue or crisis can erupt. It may or may not. An issue may be material or not. To understand reputation risk […]

Barclays–More than a Scandal Flowchart

An Article in the UK Telegraph caught my attention this morning. In an article Barclays libor scandal:lock them up Jeremy Warner writes “ Virtually all financial scandals follow the same pattern. First there is the initial exposure of wrong doing, then comes the mitigating claim that it was common practice and everyone was up to […]

Making the List of the Most Unadmired Companies Survey

The World’s Most Admired Company survey by Fortune magazine – see 2011 study results at http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most-admired/ have been one of the ground breaking annual studies to have been conducted in the field of Reputation and have added much to our understanding of what makes companies great. But what about those companies that did their utmost […]

Peeling an Onion–a Reputation Introspective

When I facilitate my reputation management training, I always relate that building the reputation of an organisation is like layers of an onion. The more layers of protection there is, the less chance of damage in a crisis. On the other hand it is also vital to look for potential vulnerabilities and concerns that can […]

The Importance of Reputation Risk Root Cause Analysis

There was this case in a hospital’s Intensive Care ward where patients always died in the same bed and on Sunday morning at 11 a.m, regardless of their medical condition. This puzzled the doctor and some even thought that it had something to do with the supernatural. No one could solve the mystery….. as to […]