Where do ethical standards begin?
Management must set an example and model the behavior they would like to see throughout that company. Set up a code of conduct, a business code of ethics, and make sure that employees and management know the law. If an employee sees that he or she is violating a rule, he or she will know to stop. Ignorance of the law is no defense or excuse. Help employees evaluate their values. Establish policies that encourage employees to ask themselves, ‘Am I looking for a loophole or am I trying to follow the letter of the law when it relates to internal policies?’ Encourage employees to follow their conscience and be aware. If you feel guilty about something they’re doing, it’s probably not good. Would you want that decision you’re about to make to be published? If you wouldn’t, it’s probably not a good idea. Encourage employees to keep their promises. Everybody wants to know that he or she can deal with somebody who has integrity. If every business is based on trust, your customers will feel bet