Regulations serve as the rules of the game that everyone is supposed to play by. Regulations in business are designed to make sure you don’t harm people or our environment while conducting your business. And just as you don’t need to cheat to win at Monopoly, you don’t need to cheat to get ahead in business. Most companies and businesses are more than willing to play by the rules and agree with the regulations of their businesses. However, there will always be some who try to cheat to gain an unfair advantage.
The question we need to be asking ourselves is, are we going to continue to make it easier for the cheaters to continue cheating by throwing away the rulebook, or are we going to enforce the rules for the benefit of all?
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Jennifer Hancock is writer, speaker and Humanist who specializes in ethics, morality and what motivates us to be better humans. She is the author of The Humanist Approach to Happiness: Practical Wisdom and Jen Hancock’s Handy Humanism Handbook. She has served on a number of non-profit boards and in a previous life managed a mergers and acquisition group for a half billion dollar company.