Free Market Capitalism at Work and the Cancel Culture

Examples of Organizations and CEOs Canceled for Their Words and Actions I have previously blogged about a variety of issues related to the cancel culture including its characteristics, harms and benefits, relationship to being woke and other topics. In today’s blog I examine how the cancel culture has affected the... Read more →


Covid-19 Shot Can Be a Requirement to Reenter the Workplace

Considerations in Mandating Covid-19 Vaccination Can an employer mandate a Covid-19 vaccination of employees to return to work? There is no federal law specifically addressing that issue. The matter remains up to private businesses, state, or other local laws. The Wall Street Journal reports that U.S. employers could require all... Read more →


The Cancel Culture in the Workplace: Part II

Freedom of Expression Last week I blogged about the cancel culture in the workplace and how corporations and their employers should react when a group of workers wants to cancel an employee(ees). This week I drill down on the idea that the cancel culture portends conflicts ahead for employers that... Read more →


The Cancel Culture in the Workplace

The Thought Police in the Workplace According to Dictionary.com, “Cancel culture is the popular practice of withdrawing support for (canceling) public figures or companies after doing something offensive or deemed to be so by one group or another. When someone has been “canceled,” it means they cease to exist to... Read more →


There are Benefits to Giving Women Greater Access to the C-Suite

Characteristic Traits of Behavior Make Women More Moral Than Men I have previously blogged about women and the glass ceiling and how they have been lagging in C-Suite positions. Along comes a research study from the Harvard Business Review that seems to show an increase in gender diversity but raises... Read more →


EDI in the Workplace

Corporate Culture Makes a Difference Last week I blogged about whether EDI courses are doing any good in college education. Today, I look at EDI and workplace ethics. We hear a lot about equity these days. It tends to be thought of as one of three key values necessary in... Read more →


Bipolar Individuals in the Workplace: Contributions and Cautions

The View from Employees with Bipolar Disorder One of the most frequently commented on blogs that I have written during my 15 years blogging are those on bipolar disorder and workplace performance. The comments run the gamut from high praise to criticism for my inability to explain bipolar correctly. I... 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 →


Sexual Harassment Revisited: The Case of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

The Entitlement Culture of Politicians The case of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and the sexual harassment charges against him is interesting from the point of view of entitlement. Did Cuomo feel entitled to say things to female staffers or make certain gestures that others should not do? How can we... Read more →


Can Employers Require Vaccination?

What’s in it for Employees, Employers, and Society in General? I recently read a fascinating article in the Washington Post by Lindsey Bever. She interviewed experts on the do’s and don’t about vaccines and workplace responsibilities. My blog today summarizes those interviews and creates an ethics angle to the decision... Read more →