Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video Integrity tips, part of Business Ethics (2015).
- Our computers have it, our cars have it,…and we need it for maintaining our business ethics.…A self-check routine, an examination of what's going on,…and a check engine light to alert us…when things aren't as they're supposed to be.…If it was only that easy.…It takes effort to ensure a team of people…are working with a common set of ethical standards.…A great start toward this effort is to create…an integrity tips checklist, a series of questions…you can ask your staff to determine…if that check engine light is on.…
Here are some questions for your integrity checklist.…Do your staff members know what is ethical and unethical…for their roles and can they easily communicate them to you?…Do employees know what their obligations are,…relative to reporting unethical business practices?…Do your staff members know what to do or where to go…externally if a member of senior management…appears to be behaving unethically?…Do your departments have a mandatory discussion…at least yearly about what is considered…unethical practice as part of team development?…
Bob also discusses ethics in relationship to specific business scenarios: working with suppliers and vendors, organizational decision making, and doing business internationally. He addresses how to handle business ethics violations and provides a checklist of items for staff to evaluate if something is ethical.
- Define the purpose and intent of business ethics.
- Describe why particular situations might be considered ethical or unethical.
- Determine how to approach and report unethical behavior.
- Identify how to message ethical policies to your staff.
- Demonstrate ethical behavior by leading by example.
- List options and best practices for escalating problems in your department.