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May 2014

Teaching Employees to Respect Women

What is the Role of Women in the Workplace? From time to time I post a guest blog on an issue important to workplace ethics. "The Role of Women in the Worplace" is such an issue. The blog below comes from Sarah Brooks. Her contact information is below. The role... Read more →

How to Handle Ethical Issues in the Workplace

Character and Conscience underlie Ethical Decision Making Ethical dilemmas in the workplace can be more effectively dealt with if managers follow a few simple steps: Identify the ethical issues. Ethical issues exist, in a broad sense, whenever one’s actions affect others. In the workplace, a manager’s decisions might affect employees,... Read more →

GM and Toyota Ethical Lapses bring into Question whether an Ethical Culture exists in these Auto Companies

Claiming to be guided by Ethical Values not enough: Actions speak louder than words On May 16, 2014, General Motors agreed to pay the federal government $35 million -- the maximum penalty -- for failing to report the potentially deadly defects in their automobiles. The agreement comes three months after... Read more →

Dangers of Dating Relationships in the Workplace

Guidelines to Control for Dating Workplace Relationships that can Create Conflicts of Interest and Violate Ethical Standards Some time ago I was informed about a relationship in the workplace between a senior staff accountant and her supervisor, who was the managing partner on an audit. As the story goes, they... Read more →

Does Ethics Training Create an Ethical Culture in the Workplace?

Ethics Training for California State Government Officials Unlikely to Make a Difference Why is it that government officials have ethics training only after scandals become public knowledge? Will the ethics training that California state senators underwent on April 23 in Sacramento make a difference in the behavior of state government... Read more →