Workplace ethics Feed

When Should Clawback Provisions Be Used

Holding CEOs Accountable for Fraudulent Activities I have previously blogged about the 324:1 ratio of pay packages, on average, for S&P 500 CEOs when compared to the average worker Pay. In this blog I look at claw backs, a provision that enables a company and/or the SEC to go after... Read more →


Ethical Obligations and Decision Making in Accounting: Text & Cases, 6th edition

Book Review I want to share with my readers a review of my accounting ethics textbook that was just published in The CPA Journal. I am proud to say the review highly recommends the book. This is the sixth edition of my book that spans more than twenty years of... Read more →


Dealing With “Quiet Quitting” in the Workplace

Looking at Employer and Employee Responsibilities I must confess that when I read a poll taken by Gallup on “quiet quitting,” I did not know exactly what it meant at first. I thought it referred to the way employees leave their job—quietly and without fuss. Boy, was I way off... 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. This blog was first posted in October but got caught off so I am reposting it. There’s an adage that... Read more →


Empathy to Ethics: Where Heart Meets Business

A Key to Emotional Intelligence From time to time I post guest blogs when they contribute to the dialogue about ethics in the workplace. Today's guest blog is by Charlie Fletcher. Here is a link to her online portfolio: Stories by Charlie Fletcher : Contently. This blog was first issued... Read more →


The Ethical Aspects of Mental Health Care for Employees

The Importance of Supporting Employees in the Workplace 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. This blog was first posted in October but got caught off so I am reposting it.... Read more →


Professionalism in the Workplace

What Does It Mean to Be a Professional? I have taught ethics to college students in business and accounting for almost 30 years. I have used a character-based ethic to encourage students to be the best version of themselves. It works for the most part. However, the missing link is... Read more →


Empathy + Compassion = Ethical Leadership: Here’s Why

Building an Ethical Workplace Culture Leaders should be empathetic and compassionate to set an ethical tone at the top. Absent these characteristic traits of behavior, it would be difficult for leaders to get employees to follow and commit to the goals of an organization. After all, who would voluntarily choose... Read more →


What is Ethical Leadership?

Leadership and Ethical Decision Making: A Brief Overview The best way to understand ethical leadership is to examine each of the components that define an ethical leader. Core Values Ethical Leadership is a demonstration of normatively appropriate conduct through personal actions and interpersonal relationships and the promotion of such conduct... Read more →


Three ways to foster a positive and healthy workplace environment

Developing a Wellness Culture in the Workplace The following blog posting is from an article by Elizabeth Fletcher. You can read biographical information about her below. Most of us spend a huge amount of time at work over our lifetimes. Whilst it can feel like the main part of your... Read more →