Class Length 1 Day
The word “ethics” is derived from the Greek word ethos (character), and from the Latin word mores (customs). Together, they combine to define how individuals choose to interact with one another. In philosophy, ethics defines what is good for the individual and for society and establishes the nature of duties that people owe themselves and one another.
Far too many resources about business ethics contain sensationalistic stories about businesses “gone bad” or prolonged preaching to businesses to “do the right thing”. These resources often explore simplistic ethical questions, such as “Should Jane steal from the company?” The real world of leaders and managers is often much more complex than that.
Most people have not developed a keen sense of ethical problem solving that is based on a model and, consequently, sometimes find themselves in business and personal situations for which they are unprepared.
- To recognize ethical dilemmas.
- Provide a proven model that steps them through decisions.
- Establish organizational roles to manage ethics
- Schedule ongoing assessment of ethics requirements
- Establishes required operating values and behaviors
- Align organizational behaviors with operating values
- Develop awareness and sensitivity to ethical issues
- Integrate ethical guidelines to decision making
- Structure mechanisms to resolving ethical dilemmas
- Facilitate ongoing evaluation and updates to the program
- Help convince employees that attention to ethics is not just a knee jerk reaction done to get out of trouble or improve public image