Workplace ethics Feed

Turmoil at the PCAOB: Has the PCAOB Lived Up to its Mandate?

Protecting the Public Interest I recently participated in the Ethics Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association. A colleague of mine, Sri Ramamoorti from the University of Dayton, had very important comments about the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB),that regulates audits and auditors. In other words,... Read more →


Leaders Be Aware of the Signs of a Toxic Workplace Culture

Here's When You Might Have a Toxic Work Culture A toxic work culture is one where employees do not feel fulfilled or safe and often complain about the dynamics of the workplace. The workplace is plagued by in-fighting, drama, and unhappy employees, and it may negatively affect productivity. Sometimes, the... Read more →


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

Health and Wellness in the Workplace 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... Read more →


Ethical Considerations For Data in the Metaverse

Implications for Society From time to time I post a guest blog when it contains important information. Today's blog is by Charlie Fletcher. You can contact her at: charliefletcher365@gmail.com. Chances are, you’d never even heard of the Metaverse this time last year, let alone given much consideration to the role... Read more →


Should Chinese Companies Listed on U.S Stock Exchanges Be Subject to PCAOB Audits?

Making Workpapers Available to the PCAOB Might Violate China’s Sovereignty On January 23, 2014, the SEC came down hard on Chinese units of big-4 firms, ruling that these units should be barred from auditing U.S.-traded companies for six months. The ruling came after the firms failed to show the SEC... Read more →


How the Pandemic Has Expanded the Role of HR

A Paradigm Shift in Organizations By Lauren Winans The pandemic has changed the structure of the workplace, possibly for good. Employees are working remotely more now than at any time in the past, management is grappling with record-high resignations and burnout, and companies are scrambling to keep up with the... Read more →


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 →


Creating a "Speak Up Culture" in the Workplace

Reporting Wrongdoing Enhances Workplace Ethics I have previously blogged about the speak up culture, a phenomenon that broadly encourages employees to bring matters of concern to top management so that corrective action can be taken when warranted. What is a Speak Up Culture? Tanya Finnie addresses the issue in a... Read more →


Importance of Being an Ethical Leader

Walking the Talk of Ethics Ethical leadership in business is more important today than ever before. Businesses must cope with delays in the supply chain, rising interest rates, growing inflation, and the remnants of Covid which, in some cases, has led to a demand by employees for more remote work... Read more →


Teaching Remote Employees Ethics for Online Communication

The Challenges and Opportunities From time to time I post a guest blog when it contains important information. Today's blog is by Charlie Fletcher. You can contact her at: charliefletcher365@gmail.com. There’s an adage that says that ethics are what we do when no one is watching. This axiom has perhaps... Read more →