Gartner Research

Creating an Effective Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Process for Modern Workplaces

Published: 28 March 2019

ID: G00707618

Analyst(s): Legal and Compliance Research Team


Many employees do not disclose conflicts of interest. To tackle this issue, compliance and ethics leaders should develop relevant communications and build the disclosure process into employees’ workflow.

Table Of Contents


The Value of Building In

From Bolt-On to Built-In

Building in Conflicts of Interest Disclosures

Recommendations for Improving the Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Process

The Standard Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Process

Process Overview

Identifying Process Flaws

Common Flaws in the Typical Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Process

Questions for Identifying Process Flaws

The Built-In Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Process

Enhancing the Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Process

Design Conflicts of Interest Disclosures to Be Part of Employee Workflows

Conflicts of Interest in the 21st Century Workplace

Provide Employees Scenarios and Decision Tools to Encourage Appropriate Action

Provide Easy-to-Apply Decision Tools


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