Business ethics Feed

Are You ‘Surface Acting’ at Work?

Mindfulness May Be the Answer We’ve heard a lot about mindfulness but mostly in the context of our own psychological health. However, mindfulness also relates to workplace behavior and that is what I explore in this blog. Generally, mindfulness is defined as the basic human ability to be fully present,... Read more →


Does Parkinson's Law Help or Harm Workplace Performance?

The Good and the Bad I recently read a fascinating piece online by “Developing Good Habits” that explains the good and bad points of Parkinson’s Law. In case you are not familiar with it, Parkinson’s Law holds that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”... Read more →


Ensuring Income Equality in Your Business

CEOs Make 351 Times More than a Typical Worker A study by the Economic Policy Institute estimates that CEO compensation has grown 1,322% since 1978, while typical worker compensation has risen just 18%. In 2020, CEOs of the top 350 firms in the U.S. made $24.2 million, on average —... Read more →


Ethics and Artificial Intelligence

Defining the Role of the Chief AI Ethics Officer I’m not a big fan of acronyms. Companies use them quite freely. It's getting crowded in the C-Suite. There’s the CBDO (Chief Business Development Officer) COO (Chief Operating Officer), CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) CAO (Chief Accounting Officer), CTO (Chief Technology Officer),... Read more →


Ethical Issues Surrounding Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations

Can employers require employees to get vaccinated? Employers need to consider a variety of issues when contemplating mandating COVID-19 vaccinations. There are good points and not so good points. One way to evaluate the ethical issues is by applying the cost-benefit analysis approach to ethical decision making, known as utilitarianism.... Read more →


Wellness in the Workplace: What is it and How Can it Be Achieved?

Health and Wellbeing at Work Comes From Having an Ethical Culture As mental health and wellbeing decline during these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to strive for human flourishing (i.e., happiness) and meaning (i.e., self-actualization) in the workplace through moral excellence. This is the key to achieving wellbeing... Read more →


Insightly Launches New Service Software to Help Businesses Exceed Customer Expectations

New Survey Shows only 6% of Consumers Feel Businesses Exceed Expectations - while 35% of Businesses Think they Do The following news release addresses the gap between how consumers believe businesses meet or exceed expectations versus businesses themselves. I was granted permission to release it as a blog and I... Read more →


How Diversity and Inclusion Can Make Your Company More Successful

Expanding the Horizons of Corporate Social Responsibility This guest blog was written by Charlie Fletcher. He can be reached at the email below. There should be no argument that diversity and inclusion must be integral parts of your business. At the most basic level, you have social, ethical, and legal... Read more →


What Makes for a Good Leader in the Workplace?

Thoughts on Understanding Leadership Last week I wrote a blog about the importance of ethical leadership in the workplace. I addressed the qualities of an ethical leader including honesty, trustworthiness, fair-minded, responsible, accountable, and having integrity. Martin Luenendonk also addresses “The Qualities of an Ethical Leader.” He describes a variety... Read more →


The Role of Ethical Leadership in Organizational Culture

What Are the Qualities of an Ethical, Competent Leader? When we think about ethical leadership, the first thing that comes to mind is: What is Ethics? Simply stated, ethics is about knowing what the right thing to do is in a variety of circumstances and carrying out ethical intent with... Read more →