Better Ethics NOW: How To Avoid The Ethics Disaster You Never Saw Coming (Second Edition) Hardcover – Nov 13 2007
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Author of "How to Be the Employee Your Company Can't Live Without" and "How to Manage Problem Employees"
Other interesting points:
* Lawyer review creates the danger of mealy-mouthed statements that hold up in court but may actually make your company seem less ethical. Make sure the language is clear even after the lawyers go through it.
* Ethics programs are useless without employee buy-in
* Effective modeling of leadership and excellent customer service make ethics problems less likely
* Where to look for ethics challenges before they turn into crises (one benchmark: understanding the difference between a valid incentive and an ethically problematic inducement)
In Bauer's view, most ethics problems have roots outside the workplace, in emotional and financial issues faced by an individual employee; he has some ideas about minimizing their impact. Also about ensuring alternative reporting channels, so if a subordinate has to report a boss, there's someone other than the boss who can receive the message.
Shel Horowitz's award-winning sixth book, Principled Profit: Marketing That Puts People First, demonstrates how to build a business around ethics, environmental sustainability, and cooperative practices--and how to develop marketing that highlights those advantages.