Business ethics is an area of professional ethics that looks at both the ethical problems and principals of a business or corporation.
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.
At the end of this course, 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.
Module One: Getting Started
Module Two: What is Ethics?
What Is Business Ethics?
10 Benefits of Managing Ethics
Module Two: Review Questions
Module Three: Implementing Ethics in the Workplace
Guidelines for Managing Ethics in the Workplace
Roles and Responsibilities
Module Three: Review Questions
Module Four: Employer/Employee Rights
Module Four: Review Questions
Module Five: Business & Social Responsibilities
Identifying Types of Responsibilities
Handling Conflicting Social and Business Responsibilities
Module Five: Review Questions
Module Six: Ethical Decisions
Balancing Personal and Organizational Ethics
Making Ethical Decisions
Module Six: Review Questions
Module Seven: Whistle Blowing
Criteria and Risk
When You Should “Blow the Whistle”
Module Seven: Review Questions
Module Eight: Managerial Ethics
Identifying the Characteristics
Ensuring Ethical Behavior
Module Eight: Review Questions
Module Nine: Unethical Behavior
Recognize & Identify
Module Nine: Review Questions
Module Ten: Ethics in Business (I)
Addressing the Needs
Module Ten: Review Questions
Module Eleven: Ethics in Business (II)
Developing a Code of Ethics
Performing an Internal Ethics Audit
Upholding the Ethics Program
Module Eleven: Review Questions
Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
Words from the Wise