Workplace ethics

Workplace bullying is a workplace safety issue

Bullying is a widespread problem whether in our schools or the workplace Bullied people are suffering. Those bullied can experience feelings of helplessness, panic and anxiety. They can suffer with sleeplessness and loss of appetite. Over time, the stress associated with bullying can lead to more significant health impacts including... Read more →


Big Corporations Place Profits Ahead of Safety

Recent Examples of Corporate Ethics Failures Big corporations are failing America because they continue to place profits ahead of responsible behavior. Many use a cost-benefit analysis to conclude that it would cost too much to fix product defects compared to any benefits derived. Until recently, few if any corporate CEOs... 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 →


Millennials Have a Different View of CSR

The Search For a Purpose-Driven Corporation Last week I blogged about the social responsibilities of corporations and what their purpose should be. Today, I look at those obligations from the point of view of millennials. But first, here’s a brief summary of last week’s blog. Social Responsibilities of Business The... Read more →


Millennials’ Interpretation of Corporate Social Responsibility

Working for Purpose-Driven Organizations According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workplace Culture Trends, 71 percent of employees said they would take a pay cut to work for a company whose values they share and 39% would quit if asked to do something unethical by their boss. Hallelujah! I’ve been waiting a long... Read more →


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 →