Ethics in the Workplace
This course will enable you to:
- Identify your own stance on ethical issues
- Understand the role of ethics in the workplace
- Recognise the situations and threats that challenge ethical behaviour
- Develop a more inclusive workplace by recognising the impact of unconscious bias
- Make ethical decisions with confidence
- Implement ethical practices in your own organisation
Issues of trust, transparency and ethics are never far from the minds of accounting and finance professionals. Yet, in a world full of grey areas and thorny dilemmas, acting ethically is far from straightforward.
This course introduces the concept and meaning of ethics, explores ethical issues within the workplace and identifies how best to resolve ethical dilemmas. You'll consider your own ethical stance, examine your unconscious bias and reflect on the impact exerted by organisational and wider cultures.
- What is ethics?
- A slippery concept
- Conflicting perspectives
- Ethical decision-making
Ethics in the workplace
- What are ethics for?
- The value of ethics
- Ethics and the law
- Enron and staying within the law
- Breaking confidentiality
- Sweet spots and compromises
Ethics under attack
- Why we act unethically
- The power of authority
- The power of the system
- Ethical principles and threats
Ethics and diversity
- Creating an inclusive workplace
- Unconscious bias
- Making black lives matter
- Mind the gap
Exploring ethical dilemmas
- Common ethical issues
- Identifying ethical issues
- Decision-making frameworks
- Resolving ethical issues
- Ethics vs business
Implementing ethical practices
- Ingrained ethics
- The transparent organisation
- Ethics across cultures
- Codes of conduct
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