What you’ll learn to do: Describe the methods to encourage ethical behavior in contemporary organizations
As you read in the last section, ethical violations can happen on an individual or corporate level. It is imperative to implement ethical standards and behaviors throughout every level of business operations. An ethical company begins with smart hiring practices and onboarding processes. It then continues into the company’s code of ethics and company-wide training to help foster and promote an ethical environment.
Ethical behavior requires accountability from all levels of the organization and needs to be audited and enforced on a daily basis. Unethical decisions and actions can have a detrimental effect on an organization and it is up to each individual to ensure ethics is at the cornerstone of every business decision.