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What to Do About a Defective Product? Ethical Issues

Workplace Ethics Advice I was recently contacted by a production manager with an ethical dilemma. She had just inspected a production run that was scheduled to ship out in two days. Much to her dismay, she found a defect in the internal operating systems of one batch of product (10%... Read more →


EDI and Sexual Harassment Policies Need to Be Strengthened

Creating an Ethical Organization Culture Ethical issues in the workplace are varied and create ethical dilemmas in many cases. Recently, we have seen an uptick in issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and sexual harassment. I have previously blogged about EDI and sexual harassment and pointed out how... Read more →


Sexual Harassment at Ernst & Young a Problem of Indifferent Culture

Workplace Ethics Takes a Hit at EY According to an Associated Press story published on September 24, Ernst & Young was hit with a second sexual harassment complaint in less than year firm. Karen Ward, a former partner with EY, said her supervisor routinely commented about her breasts, suggested she... Read more →


Words of Wisdom on Dating in the Workplace

Is it Worth the Risk? Dating in the workplace can be fraught with danger. Objectively, navigating the normal dating world can be hard enough, but it gets a lot more complicated for couples that work together. Imagine if a boss dates a subordinate. Can the boss fairly evaluate the performance... Read more →


Establishing an Employee-First Culture

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming an Effective First-time Manager The following is a guest blog from 15five.com. 15Five was recently honored for its impact in helping companies establish an employee-first culture — it was selected by the Center for Positive Organizations as a prestigious Gold Awardee of its 2018 Positive... Read more →


Millennials in the Workplace: Why You Should Love Them

What Values do Millennials Bring to the Workplace? The following piece was provided to me by clikcktime.com. The full article can be accessed at https://www.clicktime.com/blog/millennials-in-the-workplace-why-you-should-love-them. I have taken the liberty of adding some of my own thoughts. These days, you can’t scan the interwebs without reading how different these darn... Read more →


Unintended Consequences of Supreme Court Whistleblowing Decision

Here's Why Dodd-Frank Worker Retaliation Protections Have Been Turned on its Head Thinking about blowing the whistle on wrongdoing at your organization? Well, you need to read on because the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on February 21, 2018 in the case Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers changes the rules... Read more →


Big Pharma’s Ethical Dilemma

By Caitlin Hoff and Steven Mintz A company in any developed country today is expected by society to uphold certain ethical practices to benefit its consumers. Many believe consumers should be the company’s greatest priority when developing and manufacturing a product. Without customers, companies and manufacturers would not be able... Read more →


Sustainability is no Longer a ‘to Do’ List

Accounting for People, Planet and Profit The idea of sustainability stems from the concept of sustainable development which became common language at the World's first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. There is no universally agreed definition of sustainability. The original definition of sustainable development is usually considered to be:... Read more →


Sexual Harassment at Uber

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Part I The recent parade of women who have alleged being sexually harassed or abused got me thinking about a case that involved Uber just a few months ago. Before there was Harvey Weinstein, there was Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, who, on February 19,... Read more →