Business Ethics

Business Ethics

A company’s ethics will determine its reputation. Good business ethics are essential for the long-term success of an organization. Implementing an ethical program will foster a successful company culture and increase profitability. Developing a Business Ethics program takes time and effort, but doing so will do more than improve business, it will change lives.

A company”s ethics will have an influence on all levels of business. It will influence all who interact with the company including customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, etc. All of these groups will have an effect on the way a company”s ethics are developed. It is a two-way street; the influence goes both ways, which makes understanding ethics a very important part of doing business today. Ethics is very important, as news can now spread faster and farther than ever before.

Course Outline

  • Workshop Objectives
  • What is Business Ethics
  • 10 Benefits of Managing Ethics
  • Case Study
  • Benefits
  • Guidelines for Managing Ethics in the Workplace
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Privacy Policies
  • Harassment Issues
  • Technology
  • Identifying Types of Responsibilities
  • Case Study
  • Handling Conflicting Social and Business Responsibilities
  • Case Study
  • The Basics
  • Balancing Personal and Organizational Ethics
  • Common Dilemmas
  • Making Ethical Decisions
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • Criteria and Risk
  • The Process
  • When You Should “Blow the Whistle”
  • Ethical Management
  • Identifying the Characteristics
  • Ensuring Ethical Behavior
  • Recognize and Identify
  • Preventing
  • Addressing
  • Interventions
  • Organization Basics
  • Addressing the Needs
  • Ethical Principles
  • Ethical Safeguards
  • Developing a Code of Ethics
  • Performing an Internal Ethics Audit
  • Upholding the Ethics Program
Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations