The reason for this is the likelihood that neither political party will "run the table." Divided government will continue; the economic downturn will not be resolved quickly, and all sectors of the economy will be under even greater pressures - to chase and compete for business opportunities in the private sector and for government contracts.
The temptation to cut ethical corners will be difficult to resist, especially to gain immediate financial advantage in the face of dwindling opportunities. But we know that in the long run, good ethics is good business, and good business is good ethics. In the face of Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Dodd-Frank, it is folly to risk a loss of integrity on the part of employees or suppliers.
EthicsGeneral can certainly help you resolve problems after they present themselves, but often by that point the costs of correction and the penalties you will have to pay, both in lost business and government-imposed penalties, will be formidable.
The best time to focus on Ethics and Compliance is before you are compelled to. An Ethics Audit will alert you to potential problems, and help you reinforce and rationalize your business needs with your need for your integrity and reliablity to be recognized and shared by your business partners and customers."