How do you view your company’s conduct towards its stakeholders*? How would other people judge your company’s conduct?

Does your company have written policies, provide communication and training in regards to your company’s values concerning:

Financial information, bribery, corruption, discrimination, mobbing, harassment, remuneration schemes and bonuses, unions, work time, occupational health and safety, price fixing, marketing, false advertising, pollution, environmental protection, genetically modified food, health, patent law and copyrights, intellectual property, industrial espionage, fair trade, child labor and animal welfare?

These questions highlight which ethical problems your employees might be facing if there is no clear business ethics policy.

We can help you create a clear mission statement and ethical guidelines. We can outline your company’s values in accordance with your industry, core product and your company culture. We can provide executive coaching and train your managers and employees.  Ask yourself:

How do you want to be remembered, as a person, as a manager, as a company? Are your children proud of you and your company? Would you like your children to work in any of the roles within your company?

 

*Stakeholder: A group, person or organization who affects or can be affected by an organization's actions. The stakeholder theory identifies Who and What really counts. Detailed in R. Edward Freeman’s book “Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach.”