We all want to experience a workplace culture where employees are encouraged to conduct themselves ethically. That’s why our organization makes ethics and compliance a top priority – by taking steps such as creating a code of conduct, providing ethics training and offering access to an anonymous hotline for reporting misconduct, we hope to create […]
How Your Behavior Can Effect Organizational Culture and May Impact Your Company’s Strategic Objectives
Have you put much thought into how you conduct yourself while on the job? Your actions will have a direct impact on your fellow employees, which in turn can affect the organizational culture. For example, if you treat everyone around you with courtesy and respect, you’re contributing to a healthier, happier work environment. On the […]
What Contributes to a Civil & Respectful Workplace? Why is Doing all you can to Achieve Civility Important?
In the past several years we have seen a number of important societal changes that have increased awareness of offensiveness and incivility in the workplace. From the #MeToo movement’s focus on sexual harassment and assault in the workplace to increased attention on marginalized race and ethnic groups via horrifying interactions between minorities and the police, […]
The opportunity to work in a foreign country can be exciting and challenging, and it can also enhance your career prospects. You’ll establish qualifications and acquire new skills that can make you an asset to your organization now and in the future. However, you’re also likely to discover that overseas employment can be much different […]
We all want to feel good about where we work, and we want to believe that the organization adheres to the highest ethical standards. But what happens when you take a job that falls short of your expectations from an ethics perspective? And what should you do when what used to be a great environment […]
Should Employers Encourage or Mandate Vaccination? With 46% of Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of June 2021, formal guidance around vaccinations and the workplace lag behind everyone’s eagerness for a “return to normal.” Whether employers can (and, more importantly, should) require vaccinations for in-person workers brings up a tangle of ethical and legal issues, […]
While walking to pick up a cup of coffee today, I stumbled upon my county’s annual pre-Juneteenthceremony. For those getting up to speed on Juneteenth: President Lincoln issued Emancipation Proclamation onJanuary 1, 1863 that freed the enslaved African Americans in the Confederate states. But it wasn’t untilUnion General Gordon Granger entered Galveston, Texas and issued […]
If you’re like many workers, just the thought of attending another ethics and compliance training session is enough to make your eyes glaze over and even fill you with dread. While compliance training probably doesn’t rank high on your list of favorite things to do, it is an essential part of life in the modern […]
‘Tis the season for business owners and executives to think about what gifts to give to vendors, top clients or customers, and employees.
In an earlier post, we talked about the importance of matching public support for the LGBTQ+ community with internal practices, policies, and employee training that support diversity and inclusion. Psychological astute, relevant, engaging, and practical employee training also encourages a respectful and civil workplace, conflict management, negotiation, and emotional intelligence. Still another area that would […]