1. What does it mean to you to be ethical?
You need to define it, not just for yourself but for your people.
You need to embrace it and consistently promote/live it.
2. What guides you ethically?
List the values that you internalize and prioritize them in order of personal preference.
3. Have you made it a priority to help your people think ethically about their work?
This is not just a training activity but by embracing a process of ethical thinking that encompasses and is included in all training initiatives.
4. How well are you training your people in the process of thinking ethically?
Training your people in this process needs people trained in ethics and ethical thinking.
This needs to be viewed as: a. an investment, not an expense; b. a proactive approach to creating an environment of trust; c. a process that will be ongoing, all inclusive, open to discussion to focus on the common good.
5. Ethical thinking just doesn’t happen, people need to be coached through it.
This is an integral part, if not the lynchpin of the ongoing process of thinking ethically.
Now is the time to think, reflect, plan and of course, go slow and choose well.