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Workshop: Why good people do bad things


Thursday, 31 October 2019
2:15pm to 5:00pm

BDO Centre
420 King William Street

CPD Hours


Cost (Inc GST)

$200.00 Member
$240.00 Subscriber
$250.00 Non-member

Interactive workshop followed by networking drinks

Recent events in the banking and aged care sector have highlighted how otherwise good people can take a less than appropriate pathway. This session will explore these dangers within the context of ‘good governance’ and ‘sound management’. Recent research in psychology and ethics highlights that much depends on our interpretation of the situation and our perception of our actions.

This interactive workshop will explore how individuals, management teams and boards can strengthen their resolve to choose the most ethical path.

This event will be followed by networking drinks from 5.00pm.

Topics will include:

  • Crystallising values — clarifying the principles to work by
  • the euphemistic trap — how labels can be misleading
  • equity theory — the balance between good and bad
  • the Pygmalion effect — how you behave will impact others.


Scott Way, Director- Industrial & Organisational Psychology, BDO

Scott leads the Industrial & Organisational Psychology team in South Australia. With a lifelong commitment to learning, Scott attracts international authorities, to profile their expertise to his network.  He maintains these strategic relationships for the benefit of his clients and the profession. Scott and his team pride themselves on providing genuine solutions to issues that will stand the test of time. They strive to identify ‘root cause issues’ and to work with clients to shape a solution that brings about the improvements they are after.