IS THE LOSS OF MONEY THE ONLY PROBLEM?
Apart from obvious loss of income, thefts cause troubles that at first glance seem to have no connection whatsoever. But if you pay enough attention you find a thief right in the middle of the problems.
If you observe the following, probably frauds are involved:
Nontransparent business processes
Thieves find transparent business processes intolerable, otherwise they lose their source of extra cash. That's why special incidents, unusual situations and remarkable events happen, asking for broadening of powers.
Non-fulfilment of set tasks
There are numerous excuses for non-fulfilment of duties: due to excessive workload; lack of resources, etc. But not only idlers and loafers say it's "impossible" or "inconvenient", there is "no time" or "nobody" to accomplish it. Most often namely frauds try to avoid orders and increase in control.
Attempts to regulate activity face oppression while every standard operation deteriorates
It shows itself as a criticism of disadvantages, supposedly intrinsic to introduced changes, working as a pretext for an endless adaptation, smoothing and complication. Just as control loosens, shirking of any new rules and regulations appears. But behind the curtain is the same need in non-transparency.
There is always a set of conflicting data when trying to sort situations out
A falsified documentation contains conflicting data, frauds give false explanations and excuses, keeping a "can of worms open" that guarantees that nobody has enough strength to sort their activity out.
Criticism of management and disloyalty of staff
Frauds need excuses so they criticize management and founders. Employees inevitably fall into this informational flow and lose loyalty and respect towards their management.
Introduction of regulations and means of control is extremely difficult
Thieves need murky water and do their best to keep activity and documentation beyond control.
Claims from revenue authorities
Falsified financial records, created for cover-up, sooner or later lead to claims from revenue authorities.
Loyal and efficient employees’ brain drain
Loyal and efficient employees are being bullied by means of moral pressure, slander and excessive amount of dry, mismatched and useless work.
Financial losses take even more time
The initiator of fraudulent schemes engages even more employees and becomes their leader. More complicated and efficient methods for thefts are being developed. Unpunished, they steal more and more. Having this example of well-organized groups, the others also try to steal anything they can get their hands on. Hence, organizational culture emerges and now deception is a completely natural behaviour while mutual cover-up keeps the mouths shut.
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