Workplace Ethics: For Supervisors

The objective of this training session is to help ensure that as an organization and as individuals we act ethically in all matters related to our business. At the end of the training session, you will be able to appreciate the importance of ethical conduct on the job, understand the requirements of the law and company policy, identify ethical problems in the workplace, make ethical decisions, and recognize and carry out ethical responsibilities.

Why “Workplace Ethics: For Supervisors” Matters

Why is ethical conduct important? It’s important because it not only involves doing what is right and proper, but it’s also good for business. Ethical conduct is the basis for long-term success in any organization.

  • Ethical conduct promotes a strong public image for the organization. People respect an organization that makes ethical choices. Customers like doing business with an organization they can trust.
  • Ethical conduct makes the best use of resources. Money, time, and effort are put into productive activities rather than diverted for questionable purposes or personal gain.
  • Ethical conduct on the part of all employees also helps maintain quality and productivity. When employees follow ethical standards, they don’t cut corners or short-change the company or its customers.
  • Ethical conduct assists the organization to comply with laws and regulations. What is ethical is also legal.
  • Ethical conduct on the part of all employees protects the organization’s privileged information as well as that of customers.
  • And ethical conduct boosts morale and promotes teamwork. When employees can trust one another, they can work together more harmoniously and effectively.

Key Points

  • Making ethical choices is often difficult.
  • You are responsible for your own ethical behavior as well as the conduct of employees.
  • Keep alert to potential ethical problems in your department and take steps to solve them promptly.
  • Train employees to recognize ethical problems and find solutions.

Duration: 30 minutes

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