ETHICAL CULTURE

Ethical culture is about the keeping the values alive in all interactions of employees and other stakeholders.

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Ethical organizational cultures are critical for business success. Ethical culture is a system of shared beliefs, attitudes and behavioral norms that represent an organization’s ethical principles and standards. Ethical cultures support an organization’s overarching purpose and subsequent compliance practices to insure successful relationships with customers, suppliers, employees and the community.

[Y]ou might say ‘but I’d never do anything like that!’ Nevertheless, the chances are that on a smaller scale you’ll be tempted to do something that you know, on a personal level, is wrong. The best approach is to resist from the start and build ‘doing the right thing’ into your business culture.

– Tom Ewer, Founder, Leavingworkbehind.com