Blaming the ‘culture’ is no excuse for what happened at Barclays
“The evocation of ‘culture’ is becoming incantatory– a panacea explanation for almost all forms of abuse, cheating, poor decision-making and dodgy politics, and it leaves me wondering what everyone means when they say ‘culture’.
But cultures are not islands of meaning – they are collections of people who make choices, change their minds, have new ideas and create institutions.”
Counterpoint’s Catherine Fieschi contribution the ‘culture’ debate, of which the ‘Diamonds aren’t forever’ debacle at Barclays is only the most recent crisis in which the ‘C-word’ has been rolled out. She argues if we are going to be serious about culture, we must also be serious about reform.
Read the full article in the New Statesmen here