“A little integrity is better than any career”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Essayist 1803-1882
We’d probably all like to think that those classes we have our employees attend on business ethics truly reflect our senior leadership’s commitment to ethics and doing business in an ethical, not just legal fashion. Here’s some facts…
“Forty two per cent of the employees surveyed said they felt their company had a weak ethical culture.”
Source: ‘2011 National Business Ethics Survey’, Ethics Resource Center, Washington, D.C.
....so you tell me, do you think this reality is reflected in your engagement scores?
I imagine we’d all like to think of ourselves as people who would live and raise our children with more focus on our integrity than our self-interest and these classes in corporate ethics shouldn't even be necessary...we'd like to think!
A few years back my youngest son was employed in a popular high end restaurant in Rochester, NY. He worked part time bussing tables for a while and eventually worked up to waiting tables. He made ...