What can we learn? ACORN & the Yakuza


What can we learn from an organization which, in its second breath after a scandal, considers that its training efforts might need to be re-assessed? Or from an organization that has adopted training (and testing) practices to identify how to continue its nefarious activities?

Perhaps we can learn that training is neutral ground.  It does not instill ethics in a person. It serves to communicate the efforts of the organization: its vision, its mission, and how it goes about achieving those.  But continue the observation, and we can learn that once a person moves away from that neutral territory,  training only goes so far — people revert to behaviors that earn them recognition and reward.

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