Rules to Clarify Abuse of Privileges

Rules to Clarify Abuse of Privileges

Seven Dimensions
Updated Jul 22, 2024
Course Description

Colin McLaren recommends clear unambiguous rules to prevent people abusing privileges or taking company property. 


Course Overview 

Sometimes staff cannot resist dipping their hand in the company “cookie jar”, ie. Using the company car without permission or helping themselves to stationery or promotional items. Colin McLaren and Eve Ash discuss setting rules to clarify abuse of privileges and preventing theft through “freebies” or “expenses”. 


Key Learning Points 

It can be tempting to use the company car or help yourself to company assets or promotional items. To manage appropriate standards of behavior: 

  • Rules must clarify privileges 

  • Rules must be unambiguous and clear, with penalties 


Interviewer: Eve Ash 

Interviewee: Colin McLaren