Learn to create an ethical environment within an organization. Discover the responsibility of leaders. Explore common rationalizations for unethical behavior to avoid traps resulting in sub-optimal decisions.
Identifying and responding to ethical challenges is more difficult than ever. Supervisors and managers find themselves responsible for achieving results, working with diverse teams from different cultures, with different perspectives on ethics. Increasingly, one must develop a common standard of ethical behavior.
Address the apparent conflict between profitability and the moral obligation of an entity to fulfill its mission. Also, the relationship between an entity, its employees, and the community.
- Define ethical behavior and how our roles influence our definition.
- Recall the role of the supervisor, manager, or other leader in establishing an appropriate tone at the top.
- Recognize the social responsibility of business and how it is often more profitable to meet that responsibility than to avoid it.
- Identify heroes and villains so appropriate role models can be chosen.
Level of Difficulty:
- Ethical strategy and leadership.
- Corporate social responsibility.
- Shaping your moral character.
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