Ethical decision-making Feed

How to Respond When Your Superior Asks You to Do Something You’re Not Comfortable With Protecting Your Values in the Face of Workplace Opposition It’s important to know how to respond if your boss makes an unreasonable request that makes you feel uncomfortable. The key is to be prepared to... Read more →


The Purpose of a Code of Ethics

Creating a Pathway for Ethical Behavior in Organizations I've been out of touch for awhile because of unexpected surgery. I'm on the mend and glad to be blogging again about compelling ethics issues. A code of ethics creates an ethical framework upon which all decisions are founded. A code should... Read more →


What is Ethics Washing?

Google’s Failed Attempt to Create an Ethics Advisory Panel No, it is not about washing your clothes in a responsible way. Ethics Washing refers to the practice of ethical window dressing. It is where an organization gives lip service to ethics to make it seem as though it acts responsibly... Read more →


7 Ways to Develop Strong Work Ethics in Your Employees

Changing the Ethics Culture The following guest blog was written by Jessica Robinson. You can contact and read her personal blog at: https://assignmenthelp4me.com/thespeakingpolymath. Ethics are the soul of your organization. They describe what kind of behavior and conduct is permissible within your organization and what’s not. But ethics don’t come... Read more →


Workplace Ethics and AI Systems

Accountability and Trust Must Be Built Into the System Ethical issues in artificial intelligence (AI) exist because rules of the road are needed to guide what is appropriate behavior in processing data against a set of algorithms to make decisions about individuals, communities and a society. Algorithms cannot think for... Read more →


A Startup Guide to Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Creating an Ethical Decision Making Framework Corporations are being challenged these days for their failure to act in a socially responsible way. Some reasons are that CEOs are paid, on average 278 times the average worker. We continue to learn about irresponsible actions: faulty automobiles (Toyota's unexpected acceleration and Takata... Read more →


Whistleblowing Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Workplace Ethics Advice If an employee knows that a co-worker or supervisor is doing something that is against company policy, the first step is to determine what are the prescribed steps to bring these matters of concern to the proper authorities within the organization. Many organizations have whistle-blowing protocols such... Read more →


Behavioral Ethics in the Workplace

Dealing With Ethical Blind Spots and Bounded Awareness Key to Corporate Social Responsibility I’ve come to the conclusion that relying solely on teaching students’ ethical principles using philosophical reasoning methods won’t cut it with respect to enhancing ethical decision-making. We need to go beyond that and recognize there are other... Read more →


Finding Your Ethical Voice

Ethics in the Workplace Can Be Complicated I have blogged many times before about the importance of having a code of ethics in business that promotes an ethical culture. A code of ethics is needed to memorialize the firm’s commitment to ethical behavior. It also details the ethical expectations of... Read more →


Reinforcing the Ethical Culture and Values of an Organization

Suggestions for Top Management There are many writings about corporate culture but one stands out in my mind because the thoughts are those of Big-4 firm Deloitte. Providing advice to clients on how to strengthen corporate culture says a lot about the firm’s commitment to serve their clients not only... Read more →