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Conflict Resolution and Ethical Decision-Making: Strategies for a Harmonious Workplace

Causes and Solutions to Workplace Conflict When you put a lot of people together in one place, there will naturally be conflict. This is especially true at work because the workplace is often made up of a diverse group of people who all have different personalities, ideals, opinions, and backgrounds.... Read more →


PCAOB Fines Withum for “Pervasive Quality Control Violations” in SPAC Audits

Lack of Experience and Training is the Underlying Cause The following blog is taken from an interview soliciting my views on SPAC audit problems that was published by CFO Brew online by Courtney Vien on March 1, 2024. In case you needed more proof that the Special Purpose Acquisition Companies... Read more →


When Should You Blow the Whistle?

A Cautionary Tale I’ve always been intrigued by the philosophy of whistleblowing. It is an act of conscience and not motivated by self-interest. A broad view of whistleblowing is the disclosure by organization members (former or current) of illegal, immoral, or illegitimate practices under the control of their employers, to... Read more →


What is Ethical Intelligence in the Workplace?

Reviewing What Others Say About It I’ve always been attracted to the concepts of Emotional Intelligence and Ethical Intelligence. They are character traits that make for healthy relationships. However, I haven’t given them enough coverage in my blogs as it pertains to ethics in the workplace. According to ethicist Bruce... Read more →


Are SPACs on the Way Out? New Regulations are on the Horizon

SEC Comes Down Hard on Marcum LLP On June 21, 2023, the PCAOB sanctioned Marcum LLP for violating PCAOB rules and quality control standards by failing to take sufficient steps to ensure that its system of quality control provided reasonable assurance that: (1) the firm would comply with the requirements... Read more →


Will Recent Events Impact University and Corporate Programs on DEI?

Building an Ethical Culture: The Role of DEI. Today’s businesses are held to a higher ethical standard than ever before. The meteoric rise of social media means that brands across the world are finally being held accountable for their actions by the general public. This includes programs on diversity, equity,... Read more →


What is the Relationship Between ‘Conscious Capitalism’, ‘Stakeholder Capitalism’, and ESG?

Operationalizing CSR I have previously blogged about “Conscious Capitalism” and pointed out that it is a relatively new concept but a natural part of the evolution of what it means to be committed to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Corporations need to embrace conscious capitalism if they want to be relevant... Read more →


Discrimination Against Seniors in the Workplace is a Growing Problem

Protecting Seniors’ Rights We are facing economically turbulent times, which may include layoffs and companies downsizing. Unfortunately, older workers often endure the most of these cutbacks because employers use the opportunity to get rid of older workers who sometimes command the highest salaries or prevent the business from projecting a... Read more →


Clawback of Executive Compensation: Ethical Issues

Accountability for Restated Financial Statements On October 26, 2022, the SEC issued a final rule aimed at ensuring that executive officers do not receive “excess compensation” if the financial results on which previous awards of compensation were based are subsequently restated because of material noncompliance with financial reporting requirements. Such... Read more →


Ethics in the Age of Generative AI: A Closer Look at the Ethical Principles for VMware’s AI

Ethics & AI This blog was first published on September 19, 2023, by Enrique Corro, who has been with VMware for 15 years. He currently works as a staff engineer. The development and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI), particularly generative AI and large language models (LLMs), have opened up many... Read more →