Develop an Effective Code of Ethics
Strong links have been found between the quality of codes of ethics, corporate social performance and corporate financial performance.
This course is for those who want to contribute content to an effective code of ethics for their organisation. It starts with self-paced online learning and continues with facilitated online group work, concluding with capturing the real ethical challenges dillemas you and your organisation might face at work and developing ethical responses.
This course is for
This course is for those who are developing content for an effective code of ethics for their organisation.
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Most organisations have a code of ethics written by management as a tool with which to constrain staff or improve the appearance of the organisation to its stakeholders. Regretably, the majority of these codes are ineffective at supporting ethical behavior by staff and the organisation as a whole.
Strong links have been found between the quality of codes of ethics, the ethics of company cultures, corporate social performance and corporate financial performance. These links have been confirmed by high quality, peer-reviewed empirical studies. For organisations that devote specific human and capital resources to developing a high quality code of ethics, the rewards will come. Moreover, the most important factors influencing the quality and effectiveness of a code of ethics are: the degree of staff involvement in developing the code; and the depth of embedment of the code in the organisation by senior and local management.