Business Ethics

Workplace Essentials


Description

A company"s ethics will determine its reputation. Good business ethics are essential for the long-term success of an organization. Implementing an ethical program will foster a successful company culture and increase profitability. Developing a Business Ethics program takes time and effort, but doing so will do more than improve business, it will change lives.

A company"s ethics will have an influence on all levels of business. It will influence all who interact with the company including customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, etc. All of these groups will have an effect on the way a company"s ethics are developed. It is a two-way street; the influence goes both ways, which makes understanding ethics a very important part of doing business today. Ethics is very important, as news can now spread faster and farther than ever before.


Business Ethics Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started
Workshop Objectives

Module Two: What is Ethics?
What is Business Ethics
10 Benefits of Managing Ethics
Case Study

Module Three: Implementing Ethics in the Workplace
Benefits
Guidelines for Managing Ethics in the Workplace
Roles and Responsibilities

Module Four: Employer / Employee Rights
Privacy Policies
Harassment Issues
Technology

Module Five: Business and Social Responsibilities
Identifying Types of Responsibilities
Case Study
Handling Conflicting Social and Business Responsibilities
Case Study

Module Six: Ethical Decisions
The Basics
Balancing Personal and Organizational Ethics
Common Dilemmas
Making Ethical Decisions
Overcoming Obstacles

Module Seven: Whistle Blowing
Criteria and Risk
The Process
When You Should "Blow the Whistle"

Module Eight: Managerial Ethics
Ethical Management
Identifying the Characteristics
Ensuring Ethical Behavior

Module Nine: Unethical Behavior
Recognize and Identify
Preventing
Addressing
Interventions

Module Ten: Ethics in Business (I)
Organization Basics
Addressing the Needs
Ethical Principles

Module Eleven: Ethics in Business (II)
Ethical Safeguards
Developing a Code of Ethics
Performing an Internal Ethics Audit
Upholding the Ethics Program

Words from the Wise
Lessons Learned
Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

Content
  • Business Ethics
  • 1. Business Ethics - Introduction
  • 2. What is Ethics
  • Case study Module 02
  • Quiz - module 2
  • Activity 01- Business Ethics
  • Activity 02- Ten Benefits
  • 3. Implementing Ethics in the Workplace
  • Case study Module 03
  • Quiz - module 3
  • Activity 03- E.F. Hutton Case Study
  • Activity 04- Guidelines
  • 4. Employer Employee Rights
  • Case study Module 04
  • Quiz - module 4
  • Activity 05 - Roles
  • Activity 06 - Privacy Policy
  • Activity 07 - Harassment
  • 5. Business _ Social Responsibilities
  • Case study Module 05
  • Quiz - module 5
  • Activity 08 - Social Responsibility
  • Activity 09 - Conflict
  • 6. Ethical Decisions
  • Case study Module 06
  • Quiz - module 6
  • Activity 10 - Ethical Approaches
  • Activity 11 - Common Dilemmas
  • Activity 12 - Making Ethical Decisions
  • 7. Whistle Blowing
  • Case study Module 07
  • Quiz - module 7
  • Activity 13 - Overcoming Obstacles
  • Activity 14 - Whistle Blowing
  • Activity 15 - Process
  • Activity 16 - When You Should Blow the Whistle
  • 8. Managerial Ethics
  • Case study Module 08
  • Quiz - module 8
  • Activity 17 - Responsibilities
  • Activity 18 - Characteristics
  • 9. Unethical Behavior
  • Case study Module 09
  • Quiz - module 9
  • Activity 19 - Unethical Behavior
  • Activity 20 - Prevent and Address Unethical Behavior
  • 10. Ethics in Business _I_
  • Case study Module 10
  • Quiz - module 10
  • Activity 21 - Needs
  • Activity 22 - Principles
  • Activity 23 - Code of Ethics
  • 11. Ethics in Business _II_
  • Case study Module 11
  • Quiz - module 11
  • Activity 24 - Ethics Audit
  • Activity Ethics Quotes
  • Recommended Reading List
  • 12. Wrapping Up
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed