Workplace ethics

How to safely deal with workplace bullies

Data from the Workplace Bullying Institute From time to time I post guest blogs. Given the importance of workplace bullying, I have decided to post the following piece. Bullies aren’t just in the schoolyard anymore. Every day, employees across the nation are bullied and abused at work. According to the... Read more →


The Perils of Dating in the Workplace

A Cultural Divide Are we headed for a cultural conflict with respect to the acceptability of dating in the workplace? Recent revelations that McDonald’s Corporation CEO Steve Easterbrook had a consensual relationship with an employee and the board of director’s decision to terminate him raises concerns that what corporations feel... Read more →


Building a Culture of Wellness in the Workplace

Mental Wellness Promotes Productivity, Happiness and a Meaningful Workplace Experience There are a variety of definitions of mental wellness. In a piece by Mike Nichols posted in Opinion, he addresses one definition by Dr. Jane Myers of the University of North Carolina. Dr. Myers, one of the founders of the... 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 →


How to safely deal with workplace bullies

Guest Post I have blogged about the serious problems that occur when workplace bullying exists. From time to time I post a guest blog when the topic is one of great importance. Today's blog by safety experts at Krav Maga Worldwide provides useful information on workplace bullies. Bullies aren’t just... 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 →


How Should You Handle Cyberbullying in the Workplace?

Protecting Yourself Against Cyberbullies In my last blog I addressed cyberbullying of young children and teenagers. In today’s blog I look at cyberbullying of employees. This isn’t the first time I’ve addressed the problem of cyberbullying in the workplace. The problem persists and revisiting the issue now will shed additional... 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 →


Can Ethical Culture Be Measured?

Reimagining Ethics & Compliance I recently read a blog called The FCPA Blog that contends ‘ethical culture’ can be measured. This motivated me to find out how and whether I agree with the premise. According to the FCPA Blog, “ethical culture is clearly one of the most challenging components 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 →