Here are a few ideas to evaluate if your ethics code has “bad practice.”If any of these behaviors exist, it’s time to re-think and re-tool your code!
Pinning the code to the notice board
Failing to obtain Board commitment to the code
Leaving responsibility for its effectiveness to HR or any other department
Failing to find out what concerns the employees at different levels
Not to feature the code in hiring, training, and leadership development
Not to have a procedure revising the code regularly
Make exceptions to the code’s application
Treat the code as confidential
Fail to set a good example by corporate leaders
Make it difficult for employees to have direct access to the code.