Public sector

Cynicism and public demands on public institutions are increasing. This weakens the bond of trust. This situation, combined with rapid changes and increasingly complex and specialized normative frameworks, requires a high level of staff ethical competence.

To deal with these situations, institutions must fully understand their environment, the purposes of the regulations they must comply with, the specific risks they are facing as well as having a sound governance.

With the objective of optimizing the use of public funds, among other things, public institutions must carry out more and more extensive accountability and demonstrate enhanced transparency.[1]

Mechanisms developed during the implementation of wrongdoing prevention systems incorporate solutions to these issues. The development of ethics competence takes place in situations when people are facing a real problem.

The risk management exercise, in addition to reviewing the existing normative framework to ensure that it is operational and thorough, deploys ethical competence through the formative effect of the reflections.

Philia Group is enthusiastic about supporting public bodies to meet their obligations of efficiency, transparency and good governance, participating in reducing the cynicism of the population.

[1] Translation from: L’éthique et les pratiques d’intervention en organisation.
Boisvert, Yves, ed. L’intervention en Éthique Organisationnelle : Théorie et Pratique. Éthique Publique, Hors Série, Montréal, Liber, 2017.