Restorative Leadership: Lessons From Singapore

This session is based on a research study conducted in 2010 that involved five leaders from five commercial organizations based in Singapore. The study was formulated in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis, which highlighted the importance of ethical business principles, compliance and corporate governance framework. Being a small state relying mainly on commercial organizations for growth and economic development, the Singapore government placed significant emphasis on rules and regulations. These rules and regulations are often translated by the leaders and implemented based on their philosophy.  The study aimed to understand the ethical business principles and practices adopted by these leaders.  The data gathered was then examined from the restorative justice perspective. The data revealed that the leaders adopted certain strategies aligned with the principles and practices of restorative justice. This session will provide a snapshot of some of these strategies and accentuate the potential of restorative justice in strengthening business ethics in commercial organizations.

Engage (100 min) Workplaces & Leadership
Location: Lehigh Date: October 24, 2016 Time: 1:20 pm - 3:00 pm Dr. Razwana Begum