Three Dimensional Ethics: Implementing Workplace Values

1st Edition

Attracta Lagan, Brian Moran

Routledge
Published January 1, 2006
Reference - 184 Pages
ISBN 9780975742235 - CAT# Y185580

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Summary

Ethics is not just about morality; it is a complex dimension of personal and corporate life that can lead to higher performance by both business and society. Customers, employees and business partners seek predictable corporate behaviour that is aligned with stated personal, workplace and democratic values. Ethics training can help to achieve this.

This business ethics primer is a valuable tool for raising ethical awareness in your organisation. Reflecting on employees' personal values and world views, it then examines their impact on the development and application of your organisation's mission, vision and values and finally, your organisation's impact on the societies and environment in which it operates.

Three Dimensional Ethics: Implementing Workplace Values concludes with a unique chapter on ethics and doing business in China, illuminating roles in corporate stakeholder responsibility that align with principles in the Confucian Analects.

Lagan and Moran provide a practical perspective on business ethics training that is lively, relevant and useful with insights into managing corporate values such as:

Ethical frameworks

Ladder of escalation options

Ethical dilemmas

Ethical decision making models

Ethics audits

Codes of ethics and Codes of conduct

Vision and values models

Stakeholder commitment steps

Governance checklists

Addressing values gaps

Knowing your values

The four virtues

Stages of moral development

Reflection and action

Training tools include Australian and global case studies, definitions, tips, snapshots of ethical approaches, models, quotes, checklists, discussion panels, workshops, scenarios and exercises.

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