Enough ethics?

Seth Godin Blog

But ethics? In fact, most companies strive to be just ethical enough. To get ethics to the point where no one is complaining, where poor ethics aren't harming their KPIs. Being more ethical was the most important KPI? Most companies seek to be more profitable.

How Leaders Can Create an Ethical Organization

Gina Abudi

Leaders in the organization need to enable for an ethical culture in the organization. Enabling for ethical organizational culture is more than just simply saying ethics are important. There are a number of practices that organizations can put in place in order to create an ethical organizational culture. Leaders must model appropriate ethical behavior [.]. The post How Leaders Can Create an Ethical Organization appeared first on Gina Abudi.

The ethics of FTD

Seth Godin Blog

When you order flowers online, they're usually delivered by a local florist. Which means the florist has a dilemma: He can deliver his very best effort and the most beautiful flowers he has in stock, even though the sender will never know his identity or buy from him again.

Ethics and Good Business

Martinka Consulting

My clients question to me was, if and after he hired her, is it was ethical to go after her customers? The post Ethics and Good Business appeared first on Martinka Consulting. A client called me last week to discuss the following and keep in mind my recent post about how some firms don’t pay enough (good) attention to their people.

Ethical Leadership: A new kind of poverty?

Peter Stark

Every day we are bombarded with news about decisions made by leaders that cause us to question their integrity and ethics. We are facing a new kind of poverty – ethical leadership. Organizations and their cultures are, therefore, shaped by the values and ethics of their leaders.

Political Acumen is Ethical

Consultants' Consultant

Political acumen is ethical. The post Political Acumen is Ethical appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Consultants Consultant: Many people shy away from the idea of political acumen in business because the term politics is associated with mean tricks. They shouldn’t. Our approach to politics in business is to treat it as a reality. And you need to understand what’s happening in your environment so that you can protect […].

Talking About Ethics Across Cultures

Harvard Business

A few years ago, I was teaching a two-day program about ethics in India for entrepreneurs and business faculty who taught entrepreneurship. It was a program that I had spent years honing, building upon research that suggests rehearsing — pre-scripting, practicing voice, and peer coaching — is an effective way to build the moral muscle memory, competence, confidence, and habit to act ethically. Ethics. Creating an Ethical Workplace. Ethics. Ethics.

Don’t Try to Be the “Fun Boss” — and Other Lessons in Ethical Leadership

Harvard Business

We collected personality data and supervisor ratings of ethical behavior (e.g., We combined data across these 30 independent studies to examine the relationship between personality and ethical leadership across a range of different settings and situations. Creating an Ethical Workplace.

Why Ethical People Make Unethical Choices

Harvard Business

Most companies have ethics and compliance policies that get reviewed and signed annually by all employees. “Employees are charged with conducting their business affairs in accordance with the highest ethical standards,” reads one such example. Clearly it takes more than a compliance policy or Values Statement to sustain a truly ethical workplace. Corporate ethical failures have become painfully common, and they aren’t cheap.

Is Your Company Using Employee Data Ethically?

Harvard Business

Supreme Court, once said , “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have the right to do and what is right to do.” While the benefits are clearly far-reaching and potentially game changing, there are ethical questions to consider. But ethical conflicts can arise, say when the analysis identifies sensitive personal relationships that perhaps should not have existed on corporate servers in the first place. Potter Stewart, justice of the U.S.

Being an Ethical Business in a Corrupt Environment

Harvard Business

Our research in Egypt , Zimbabwe , and India shows that organizations should view the prospect of building a strong ethical reputation in such environments as an opportunity, and consider the costs of resisting corruption as an investment in building such a reputation. Moreover, our research illuminates specific steps companies can take to maintain high ethical standards in environments where corruption seems widespread. Ethics Can Be a Differentiator. Ethics Digital Articl

Ethics is a People Thing

Martinka Consulting

The post Ethics is a People Thing appeared first on Martinka Consulting. In the last year or so numerous tech companies, including Google, Yelp, Amazon, and LinkedIn have been accused of unethical actions. (I I was especially appalled by the Wall Street Journal’s report about how Yelp blackmailed small business owners by removing positive reviews if they didn’t advertise.). There’s a lot of criticism of corporations and what they do.

Simple Ethics Rules for Better Risk Management

Harvard Business

But as more organizations fall prey to complex intangible risks, from unwanted disclosure due to rampant cyber threats to breaches of conduct driven by skewed incentive systems, the aperture of risk management is expanding from protecting the balance sheet to promoting ethical leadership and values-based decision making. Ethical lapses arise when people take risks but do not bear the downside of their risky behavior. Creating an Ethical Workplace.

6 Traits That Predict Ethical Behavior at Work

Harvard Business

Trust and openness are crucial elements of an ethical organizational culture. Only when employees are able to voice the problems they see can ethical lapses be discussed and resolved. A first step in building this kind of culture involves a hiring approach in which companies actively seek those individuals inclined to speak up when ethical challenges surface. A morally attentive person will see ethical issues where others may see none. Creating an Ethical Workplace.

What You Can Do to Improve Ethics at Your Company

Harvard Business

It’s hard for good, ethical people to imagine how these meltdowns could possibly happen. many of us face an endless stream of ethical dilemmas at work. We were surprised that 30 leaders in the study recalled a total of 87 “major” ethical dilemmas from their career histories. Another surprise was how few of the incidents were caused by bribery, corruption, or anti-competition issues (only 16% of all ethical dilemmas mentioned). Ethics. Ethics.

Praising Customers for Ethical Purchases Can Backfire

Harvard Business

In one study, participants viewed a short 40-second Starbucks commercial that either praised a customer for making an ethical purchase (it used phrasing such as: “Everything we do, you do. You buy more fair trade certified coffee than anyone else”) or praised the company for its ethical business practices (“Starbucks is the biggest buyer of fair trade coffee in the world”). Ethics Marketing Customers Digital Article

Corporate Ethics Can’t Be Reduced to Compliance

Harvard Business

However, one of the more unsettling and unintended consequences of a singular focus on ethics-as-compliance is a checkbox mentality that gives the illusion of reducing risk without really doing so. So what can a company do to excel ethically? Ethics Digital Article

5 Signs Your Organization Might Be Headed for an Ethics Scandal

Harvard Business

Corporations often approach ethics as an individual problem, designing oversight systems to identify the “bad apples” before they can turn the organization into a “rotten barrel.” Bad apple explanations also fail to explain the string of ethical crises at Uber, the long-term impunity of powerful men who sexually harass colleagues, or any of the other ethics scandals we’ve seen this year. Ethics Digital ArticleVince Streano/Getty Images.

Ethics Allegations Will Hurt White House Staffers Even If They Turn Out to Be False

Harvard Business

In recent weeks, we have seen almost daily reports surface of potential ethical conflicts in the White House, whether it’s possible conflicts of interest between the Trump family’s business ties and government priorities or allegations of collusion between campaign allies and Russian intelligence. Unfortunately, the researchers who study this topic have a rather large “sample size”: Ethical stress is an alarmingly common scourge in organizations.

Why It’s So Hard to Train Someone to Make an Ethical Decision

Harvard Business

One of the conundrums of ethical decision making is that many moral decisions that are quite straightforward — even easy — to resolve in a classroom or during training exercises seem far more difficult to successfully resolve when confronted during actual day-to-day decision making. There are three obstacles that make ethical decisions in the workplace different and more difficult than in training simulations. Ethics Decision making Transparency Digital Article

Jessica Kennedy Takes On Ethics, Power, and Gender

Strategy+Business

Jessica Kennedy, an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management, talks to strategy+business about the connection between unethical behavior and high rank, and between moral outrage and gender

Is Your Company as Ethical as It Seems?

Harvard Business

The onus for ethical behavior falls first to the employee. Most companies talk a good ethics game and even make their goals public. Ethical behavior has to be led by example, and promoting people who ignore ethics when expedient for them tells everyone that the company wants results and it does not really care how they are obtained. A company could have a terrific ethics policy, but actions speak louder than words on paper. Picture this.

Does Doing the Same Work Over and Over Again Make You Less Ethical?

Harvard Business

Companies have tried many different ways to limit unethical behavior, from creating codes of conduct to implementing ethical training. ” We thought the latter might force employees to be more cognitively alert and deliberative, which could lead them to behave more ethically simply by avoiding automatic, self-interested decision making. Ethics Behavioral economics Digital ArticleOne of the many things managers worry about is employees breaking the rules.

Business ethics, ripples and the work that matters

Seth Godin Blog

The happy theory of business ethics is this: do the right thing and you will also maximize your long-term profit. The unhappy theory of business ethics is this: you have a fiduciary responsibility to maximize profit. It comes down to this: only people can have ethics.

Three Reasons Not to Measure Ethics

Henman Performance Executive Blog

Three Reasons Not to Measure Ethics is by Linda Henman. Many of my clients struggle to determine what they want to do about performance reviews. How often should they have them? How do we avoid the end-of-the-year post mortem? What happens if someone doesn’t turn in the form to HR?

AI Needs a Code of Ethics

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Recent advances in artificial intelligence have had a profound effect on how people interact with technology. In 2017 alone, Amazon and Google sold millions of home assistant devices, while waves of companies introduced chatbot programs into websites and mobile apps.

Want More Ethical Employees? Give 'Em a Nudge

Strategy+Business

Nudges cost little and have a high success rate in the public policy realm, but can companies use them to transform workplace conduct

Best Business Books 2011: Ethics and Aspirations

Strategy+Business

CEOs Are Getting Fired for Ethical Lapses More Than They Used To

Harvard Business

From 2007-2011, forced turnovers due to ethical lapses were 3.9% On a regional basis, the share of all successions attributable to ethical lapses rose most sharply in the U.S. We see five reasons for the rise of ethics-based dismissals. Third, more companies are pursuing growth in emerging markets in which ethical risks are heightened due to higher levels of corruption and less mature governance structures. Ethics Digital Article

Three Reasons Not to Measure Ethics

Henman Performance Executive Blog

Ethics forms the foundation for everything that needs to happen in any organization, but it should not be on the list. Ethics should never appear to be a performance issues. Rather, ethical behavior should be a condition of employment. You can’t mentor ethics and shouldn’t try. You can’t measure ethics on a five-point scale because it implies variation of ethics would be acceptable. You either are or you aren’t ethical.

CEOs Who Began Their Careers During Booms Tend to Be Less Ethical

Harvard Business

Based on these previous findings, we wondered: Would CEOs who began their careers during boom times be less ethical? Our question stemmed from the idea that prosperous times are often linked to ethical missteps. Moreover, risk appetite, optimism, and overconfidence increase during booms, any of which can increase the likelihood of someone traversing ethical lines. Our work suggests that they may be more ethical, too. Ethics Generational issues Digital Article

Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising Ethics

The Nonprofit Consultant

Today's blog post is in the form of a video. When should a nonprofit refuse a donation? When does an association with the wrong donor reflect poorly on your nonprofit's brand? Please watch the video (click on the big arrow on my nose to start it) and respond with your answers.

The Unethical Nature of Ethics Training - Henman Performance

Henman Performance Executive Blog

The Unethical Nature of Ethics Training. In the case of the Secret Service ethics training, I’d like the job of designing the program. Years ago when I taught at Washington University in their Leadership in Technology graduate program, I mentioned to some senior Boeing IT professionals that I thought ethics training was a waste of time and money since you can’t really teach integrity; you can only explain protocols, procedures, and consequences. About Linda. Client List.

Change Doesn’t Come Through Anger and Hate

The More Clients Blog

Uncategorized Anger Edmund Burke But Emotions English-language films Ethics Facebook Film Good and evil Human behavior Rise: Blood Hunter Robert P.S. Remember United StatesThese days, the political landscape is incredibly divisive. I spent some time browsing through Facebook this past weekend and was surprised to see that more than half the posts were political in nature. And many were downright nasty, ridiculing those in the opposing political party.

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Men Are More Likely to Act Unethically on Their Own Behalf, Women on Someone Else’s

Harvard Business

My research suggests that people acting on behalf of others can be influenced by the values and perceived expectations of those they’re representing—specifically when it comes to acting ethically. Ethics Digital ArticleAlex and Laila/Getty Images.

How Managers Should Respond When Bribes Are Business as Usual

Harvard Business

He offers an example of how to present this: “Our normal expected return in a particular region is 18-24 months, and we believe that is attainable, but we’re projecting 24-36 months to achieve those objectives in a way that is sustainable and ethical.” MirageC/Getty Images.

When Competition Between Coworkers Leads to Unethical Behavior

Harvard Business

At the same time, the need to win can blind us to ethical considerations. We asked 164 MBA students to (1) read a hypothetical scenario about an investment banker, Sam, who faced an ethical dilemma and (2) estimate the likelihood that he would indulge in unethical behavior.

When Implementing Behavioral Science, What Is the Role of a Choice Architect?

Steve Shu Consulting

ethical, philosophical, financial), and desired outcome measurements. This post is based on an answer I wrote in response to a question posed to me on Quora, “What do choice architects do?”

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The Business Case for Diversity Is Clear … as Mud

Steve Tobak

Business Consulting Culture Ethics Innovation Leadership Management Political CorrectnessI was intrigued by an article in yesterday’s Harvard Business Review entitled “What 11 CEOs Have Learned About Championing Diversity.” The author is Stefanie Johnson, a biz school prof who studies the intersection of leadership and diversity and the effect of unconscious bias on evaluations. The piece starts with a[.] Read On.

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Speak Out Successfully

Harvard Business

Managing yourself Influence Ethics AudioJames Detert, a professor at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, studies acts of courage in the workplace. His most surprising finding? Most people describe everyday actions — not big whistleblower scandals — when they cite courageous (or gutless) acts they’ve seen coworkers and leaders take. Detert shares the proven behaviors of employees who succeed at speaking out and suffer fewer negative consequences for it.

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How Men Get Penalized for Straying from Masculine Norms

Harvard Business

Gender Psychology Ethics Digital ArticleWhen women behave in ways that don’t fit their gender stereotype — for example, by being assertive — they are viewed as less likable and ultimately less hirable. Does that same hold true for men?

Your Corporate Purpose Will Ring Hollow If the Company’s Actions Don’t Back It Up

Harvard Business

Public relations Executive compensation Ethics Digital ArticleGrLb71/Getty Images. It’s impossible to miss the simultaneous occurrence of two corporate trends. The first is the rise of the idea that to motivate employees you need to supply them with a “corporate purpose.”

Are you on the edge…or over a ledge?

Joellyn Sargent

The debate about ethics in business isn’t new. We’re moral ethical, upstanding citizens. ” I meet people with unfortunate frequency who express concerns over their organizations pushing the boundaries of ethical behavior. business ethics

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