Who acts more ethically: women or men? Believe it or not, there appears to be a real, scientifically demonstrable answer to the question—and it’s a bit of a head-scratcher. Women are less likely to lie when advocating on behalf of themselves, but more likely to lie on behalf of others. The opposite is true for […]
Code of Conduct
Welcome to Tools You Can Use, our series about—what else?—tools you can use to improve your organization’s compliance outcomes, right now. In this series, we serve up resources such as worksheets, checklists, and how-to’s that our clients have found particularly useful in creating, assessing, and improving their compliance programs and compliance management systems. Today’s offer […]
Let’s take a look at your dealership’s Compliance Program…a good close look. My guess is there are a host of issues that are slowly draining the life out of it. Taken individually, they’re mundane enough to want to hit the snooze button. “I’ll take care of this after I put out this fire…after I get […]
Ready for a game? Let’s play “Secret Code of Conduct.” See if you can guess the name of this organization based on the following excerpt from its code of conduct:
If you run a business, you make the rules. Tape a note to your bathroom mirror, or print it out in big letters and hang it on a string from the ceiling in your office—whatever you do, burn these words into your brain; embody them with your actions:
To keep his workshop happy and humming, Santa needs to make sure his elves keep on the nice side, not the naughty one. He’s developed this oﬃcial Code of Conduct for the North Pole to make sure everyone’s clear on how to do the right thing. You’d be surprised what’s included >>
Let’s take a look at your Compliance Program…a good close look. My guess is there are a host of annoyances that are slowly draining the life out of it. Taken individually, they’re mundane enough to want to hit the snooze button. “I’ll take care of this after I put out this fire…after I get a […]
Training is a crucial element of an effective Ethics Program…specifically training that maps back to your Code of Conduct. For your Ethics Program to succeed you must train your managers, employees, and third parties on relevant laws, regulations, internal policies, and prohibited conduct.
An effective Code of Conduct serves as a central guide and reference for users in their of day-to-day decision making. It clarifies an organization’s mission, values and principles, tying them directly to standards and expectations of professional conduct. Think of it as a table of contents used to easily find relevant policies, training and other resources related to ethics topics within your […]
YOUR MISSION: DO THE RIGHT THING. You constantly focus on nurturing an ethical workforce, but it’s a daunting task. Regulations are changing by the day. Your workforce is changing by the day as well…growing, hiring, retiring. It most likely spans many cultures and generations.