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Sustainability: Ethical and Social Responsibility Dimensions by guenola nonet on Prezi. Chapter 13. Orienting Ideas in Leadership. What is ethical leadership?

Chapter 13. Orienting Ideas in Leadership

Why practice ethical leadership? When and by whom should ethical leadership be practiced? How do you practice ethical leadership? Specific components of ethical leadership Consider a dilemma: You’re the director of a community-based human services organization that includes sites in several towns. Or think about this: You get wind from a contact at a foundation about a grant possibility that would be perfect for a collaboration with another organization. Implementing an Ethics Program in the Workplace. Every organization needs a set of ethics policies and procedures to describe how the ethical values are to be implemented.

Implementing an Ethics Program in the Workplace

These policies and procedures are the means by which the organization communicates expectations and requirements to its employees. Once ethics policies and procedures are in place, the organization should develop measurements for determining if its ethical standards are being maintained and if those standards are yielding the desired results. 12 Steps to Building a Best-practices Ethics Program - Workforce Magazine. Conducting an Ethics Audit. Jan.

Conducting an Ethics Audit

/Feb. 2007 Conducting an Ethics Audit By Frederic G. Reamer, PhD Social Work Today Vol. 7 No. 1 In recent years, social workers have become more aware of ethical challenges and risks. Contemporary practitioners are familiar with a wide range of ethical issues related to client confidentiality and privacy, informed consent, self-determination, conflicts of interest, dual relationships, termination of services, and impaired professionals. Ethical standards in social work have matured. One way to assess the adequacy of one’s ethics-related practices, policies, and procedures is to conduct an ethics audit. Compliance & Ethics Programs. Compliance and ethics (“C&E”) programs are organizational policies put in place to promote law abiding and ethical conduct.

Compliance & Ethics Programs

To be effective, they must be supported by procedures, communications efforts, and cultural attributes. While the principal drivers for such programs are laws and regulations which offer leniency to companies with good C&E programs, there are further reasons to embrace C&E and make it a priority. C&E program law is to some extent the codification of sound management practices. While these programs mostly originated in the US, other countries are increasingly passing legislation to encourage or require C&E programs, making this area truly global in nature. Six Components of a Great Corporate Culture. The benefits of a strong corporate culture are both intuitive and supported by social science.

Six Components of a Great Corporate Culture

According to James L. Heskett, culture “can account for 20-30% of the differential in corporate performance when compared with ‘culturally unremarkable’ competitors.” And HBR writers have offered advice on navigating different geographic cultures, selecting jobs based on culture, changing cultures, and offering feedback across cultures, among other topics. But what makes a culture? Each culture is unique and myriad factors go into creating one, but I’ve observed at least six common components of great cultures.

Hedonism. The term "hedonism," from the Greek word ἡδονή (hēdonē) for pleasure, refers to several related theories about what is good for us, how we should behave, and what motivates us to behave in the way that we do.


3 Obstacles to Doing the Right Thing - Business Ethics Speaker. Why don’t we do the right thing more often?

3 Obstacles to Doing the Right Thing - Business Ethics Speaker

What gets in the way? There are three major explanations for ethically unintelligent behavior, and they’re easy to remember because they all start — and appropriately so — with f: fear, focus on short-term benefits, and foul mood. Let’s look at each one more closely.1. Fear. At the root of peer pressure is fear: the fear of not being accepted. But fear gives rise to a lot of unethical behavior among adults, too. 2. For example, some businesses outsource their customer service positions because overseas jobs cost less, which means profits will be greater. 3.

Make no mistake: I’m merely trying to explain, not justify, why it’s sometimes challenging to live according to the five principles of ethical intelligence (Do No Harm, Make Things Better, Respect Others, Be Fair, and Care). Practical business knowledge. 1.

practical business knowledge

What is Employee Theft? Employee theft is defined as any stealing, use or misuse of an employer’s assets without permission. 1 The term employer’s assets are important because it implies that employee theft involves more than just cash. In many industries, there are much more important things than cash that employees can steal from a company. For Health Professionals. Workplace bullying is a health hazard Everyone has a role to play in eliminating workplace bullying Workplace bullying is an occupational health and safety hazard that must be prevented and managed with the same commitment as any other workplace hazard.

For Health Professionals

Bullying comes with quite a hefty price tag. Along with the tangible costs - high staff turnover, and absenteeism - it escalates stress levels while lowering productivity and staff morale. The good news is that bullying can be prevented. "Bullying in the workplace can only be stopped by ensuring all staff knows what bullying behaviour looks like, the effects on staff and how to prevent or deal with the issue when it occurs," says Diane Gantzel, Director of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health for the Winnipeg Health Region. Ethical Blindness. Business Ethics and Social Responsibility.

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