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Business Ethics

$3,850.00

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Summary

This price of this class is for up to 15 participants.  The class to be taught at your location.  All classes purchased can be taken for up to one year after purchase.  Bulk discounts will apply.  Please call for details.

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.

A human being’s personal ethics determine individual standards of right and wrong. Ethics allow people to determine what they should do in a given situation. Each person develops ethical standards, and it is the responsibility of each individual to examine personal morals and behavior. In business, ethics refers to the behavior relating to the moral problems that occur in business organizations.

People often automatically assume that businesses are unethical. Business seems to be constantly linked to scandals. Given the media attention to bad ethical decisions, companies that practice good business ethics can distinguish themselves in the minds of their customers and their employees. The company culture helps determine the ethics of the organization. It is crucial that businesses behave ethically in every working relationship.

Workshop Objectives

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. With that in mind, let’s review our goals for today.

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Define and understand ethics.
  • Understand the benefits of ethics.
  • Create strategies to implement ethics at work.
  • Recognize social and business responsibility.
  • Identify ethical and unethical behavior.
  • Learn how to make ethical decisions and lead with integrity.
Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started

  1. Workshop Objectives

Module Two: What is Ethics?

  1. What Is Business Ethics?
  2. 10 Benefits of Managing Ethics
  3. Case Study

Module Three: Implementing Ethics in the Workplace

  1. Benefits
  2. Guidelines for Managing Ethics in the Workplace
  3. Roles and Responsibilities
  4. Case Study

Module Four: Employer/Employee Rights

  1. Privacy Policies
  2. Harassment Issues
  3. Technology
  4. Case Study

Module Five: Business & Social Responsibilities

  1. Identifying Types of Responsibilities
  2. Case Study
  3. Handling Conflicting Social and Business Responsibilities
  4. Case Study

Module Six: Ethical Decisions

  1. The Basics
  2. Balancing Personal and Organizational Ethics
  3. Common Dilemmas
  4. Making Ethical Decisions
  5. Overcoming Obstacles
  6. Case Study

Module Seven: Whistle Blowing

  1. Criteria and Risk
  2. The Process
  3. When You Should “Blow the Whistle”
  4. Case Study

Module Eight: Managerial Ethics

  1. Ethical Management
  2. Identifying the Characteristics
  3. Ensuring Ethical Behavior
  4. Case Study

Module Nine: Unethical Behavior

  1. Recognize & Identify
  2. Preventing
  3. Addressing
  4. Interventions
  5. Case Study

Module Ten: Ethics in Business (I)

  1. Organization Basics
  2. Addressing the Needs
  3. Ethical Principles
  4. Case Study

Module Eleven: Ethics in Business (II)

  1. Ethical Safeguards
  2. Developing a Code of Ethics
  3. Performing an Internal Ethics Audit
  4. Upholding the Ethics Program
  5. Case Study

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  1. Words from the Wise

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