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WHY GEN Z IS LEAST LIKELY TO REPORT WORKPLACE MISCONDUCT

THE IMPORTANCE OF WHISTLEBLOWING POLICIES In a recent study by Ethisphere it was stated that younger workers are more willing to report workplace misbehavior than workers from other generations, yet they are less likely to report it. The reason given is that they lack the confidence in their employer’s anti-retaliation... Read more →


Do Businesses Have an Ethical Obligation To Be Eco-Friendly?

Emphasizing Environmental Issues Appeals to Gen Z and Millennials Introduction From time to time, I post a guest blog when it contains important information. Today's blog is by Charlie Fletcher. You can contact her at: charliefletcher365@gmail.com. Charlie addresses environmental concerns that generally fall into the broader concept of sustainability. It... Read more →


Beware of Gaslighting in the Workplace

How to Spot It and What to Do About It I recently read about the popularity of online searches about “gaslighting.” Merriam-Webster chose gaslighting as its word of the year. Searches on its website for the word spiked by 1,740% in 2022, most likely driven by people who were questioning... Read more →


It’s Time to Reign in Excessive Executive Compensation Pay Packages

Fairness Dictates That Workers Should Be Paid More The size of executive compensation pay packages seems to be an issue at least once a year after information is provided on the average CEO compensation versus the average pay for a worker. It's not just a fairness issue. Every so often... Read more →


When Should Clawback Provisions Be Used

Holding CEOs Accountable for Fraudulent Activities I have previously blogged about the 324:1 ratio of pay packages, on average, for S&P 500 CEOs when compared to the average worker Pay. In this blog I look at claw backs, a provision that enables a company and/or the SEC to go after... Read more →


Ethical Obligations and Decision Making in Accounting: Text & Cases, 6th edition

Book Review I want to share with my readers a review of my accounting ethics textbook that was just published in The CPA Journal. I am proud to say the review highly recommends the book. This is the sixth edition of my book that spans more than twenty years of... Read more →


Dealing With “Quiet Quitting” in the Workplace

Looking at Employer and Employee Responsibilities I must confess that when I read a poll taken by Gallup on “quiet quitting,” I did not know exactly what it meant at first. I thought it referred to the way employees leave their job—quietly and without fuss. Boy, was I way off... Read more →


Teaching Remote Employees Ethics for Online Communication

The Challenges and Opportunities From time to time I post a guest blog when it contains important information. Today's blog is by Charlie Fletcher. You can contact her at: charliefletcher365@gmail.com. This blog was first posted in October but got caught off so I am reposting it. There’s an adage that... Read more →


Empathy to Ethics: Where Heart Meets Business

A Key to Emotional Intelligence From time to time I post guest blogs when they contribute to the dialogue about ethics in the workplace. Today's guest blog is by Charlie Fletcher. Here is a link to her online portfolio: Stories by Charlie Fletcher : Contently. This blog was first issued... Read more →


Professionalism in the Workplace

What Does It Mean to Be a Professional? I have taught ethics to college students in business and accounting for almost 30 years. I have used a character-based ethic to encourage students to be the best version of themselves. It works for the most part. However, the missing link is... Read more →