Ethical Insights

Focusing on real world applications of the HouseRules methodology for optimising business policies, procedures, processes and company culture.

The HouseRules examines a business through three critical lenses:


The guidelines that reflect legal, regulatory and values-based requirements. We review existing policies and procedures to identify gaps or areas of improvement. The goal is to craft “living” documents that can evolve with industry best practices.

Internal Community

How leadership teams build a collaborative, interdependent culture focused on the company’s purpose. Together we facilitate building trust, effective communication flows, and meaningful employee engagement.


Ensuring the balance of operations aligns with stated values to build integrity and accountability at all levels. This impacts everything from company policies to vendor relationships and public transparency.

The following insights provide real examples of how the HouseRules methodology has supported businesses determined to offer a difference from the norm:

  • review and refine their rulebooks
  • to reduce risk,
  • improve efficiency, and
  • stay competitive.

Here the case studies are from across industries and perspectives leveraging decades of cross-industry experience.

You’ll get insights on optimising policies around the work environment and flexibility, updating hiring practices to attract top talent, ideas for innovating stale corporate cultures, and other emerging issues at the intersection of business operations, ethics and human relationships.

A Holistic Approach to "Rules of the House"

The goal of CAS Ltd is to both inform and make possible the oftentimes small practical changes – revealing how a holistic approach to “rules of the house” can transform teams, leaders, and entire organisations.

Your feedback is welcomed and a crucial input as we collectively navigate this journey to build the business you envision.

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The Battle for Mothers in Business
And the battle for mothers in business continues.  An admin assistant at a security system supplier revealed that she was pregnant after a short time of starting at the company.  She was effectively...
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Change Management
Change management can be applied in many different ways.  You can have a complete overall team or department, or you can have more minor actions that streamline the running of the business and is more...
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The Core of Your Business
The core strength of your business is not in your marketing or sales team (or any other department, for that matter). Failing to take the time to put in place HouseRules is prematurely restricting the...
Mature backing off his suit jacket with a cigar hanging from the corner of his mouth. As the boss do you break your own rules?
Breaking Rules
This week, Goldman Sachs has been fined $4m for breaking its own rules.  Imagine creating your policies and procedures only to ignore them.  Instead, they drew a blank to what they said they would offer...
A man trying to protect himself from a giant spike-heeled foot from crushing him. The demise of the tech culture
The demise of the tech culture
Who would have thought the tech culture’s demise would happen this way?  You must have heard of the utopia, a relaxed environment in tees and jeans.  Good snacks, flexible working, a long...

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