Our nation upholds several conflicting ideals.

 

For instance, while we enshrine the belief that the little guy should have every opportunity to deliver a product to market, we also doggedly pursue winning at all costs. This creates a tension between crushing competition while remaining within legal limits. It’s no wonder employees (and most board rooms, for that matter) have difficulty locating the line between fair and unfair competition.

Introduce the discussion with this scene from “Tucker: The Man and His Dream,” the true story that chronicles the struggles Preston Tucker had with launching a new sedan against the Big Three auto makers.

His courtroom pleas should jumpstart a conversation about maintaining fair competition within your industry.

 

QUESTIONS

 

Why does our nation value competition?

Where is the legal line in business between fair and unfair competition?

What are some ways our company could engage in unfair competition?

What specifically can you do in your role to ensure proper competition?

 

INSERT COMPANY POLICY HERE

 

Bryan Belknap, an award-winning screenwriter, is Creative Director at Resonate Pictures, which specializes in story-based training and branding films. He will be speaking at SCCE Compliance & Ethics Conference in Las Vegas.

 

 

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