When setting up an organization, care must be taken from the start to ensure that proper procedure and transparency is in place.
The concept of a "poison tree" when constituting a new organization refers to the idea that if a foundational element or principle of an organization is flawed or corrupt, it can have negative consequences that permeate throughout the entire organization. This concept is often used to emphasize the importance of establishing a solid and ethical foundation when building a new organization.
- establish a strong ethical framework, prioritize transparency and accountability,
- promote a positive organizational culture, and
- carefully consider the values and principles that will guide the organization's operations from its inception.