While business ethics have become a watchword of this decade, many enterprises still haven't gotten around to establishing ethical guidelines—or helping managers understand how to apply them day to day. But you and your team can still work on your own to create a model ethical workplace. Here's what to do:
Get people talking about ethics. A low-key way to begin is to ask your people to list the kinds of ethical questions that people might face on the job. Then ask them to list the kinds of ethical questions they themselves face. For example: An overseas office is asked to pay bribes to local authorities, a friend casually asks you about information that should remain confidential, a vendor has discharged toxins from a factory that supplies your operation.
These examples will give you a good idea of what problems cause frustration and indecision for your employees. To go one step further, try asking everyone in the room to ...(register to read more)