Update your ethics training this summer by…………………….
1. Emphasizing the moral dilemmas that your people face everyday.
The more practical the approach, the better people learn !
2. Focus on the “how” and “why” people were caught for real life examples.
Real life examples are the best teaching tool for application of thinking morally/ethically.
3. Work to dispel the myth that whatever is legal is OK!
Ethics is not compliance and vice versa. Make the distinction for your people.
4. Understand that rewarding ethical behavior works and has a tremendous impact on morale.
Punish immediately those who do wrong and reward immediately those who do right.
Get rid of the term”Whistleblower”. They are just living out the values that you trained them to embrace. Reward them and it will foster great morale, employee loyalty and save you $$$ in court to fight them!!
5. Use the workplace as examples for ethics.
Teach them the tools for effective ethical decision making that can be applied consistently
6. Implementing ongoing ethics training for all.
From the C-suite to the new hire, no exceptions!
7. Be wary of online ethics training that uses “ yes and no” answers.
What in life is a simply yes or no?? Nothing! Ethics training should make people uncomfortable, challenged, inspired, and renewed!
Now the real question here is: Who’s going to do this training??? If compliance professionals are not trained in this approach, then who will do this? Who?
Like you, business ethics and ethical leadership expert, Frank Bucaro has seen the challenges and problems of corporate leadership, particularly over the past few years in regards to poor decision-making, SEC violations, and record breaking financial settlements in a number of different industries.
With over two decades of executive training, speaking, writing and with real life experiences, his view and approach to ethics in the workplace is uniquely different. He emphasizes that ethics is a moment-to-moment choice and has little to do with position, titles, personalities or education. Ethics is everybody’s responsibility from the top down.
His goal is to help organizations to:
a. Strengthen their ethics training initiatives in order to significantly decrease the odds of an ethical/compliance violation.
b. Energize, train and motivate employees to understand the value of consistent “high road” behavior as a business advantage.
c. Support individuals and thereby the organization by contributing to its success by quality, ongoing values based leadership development.
Frank is known for his very practical, slightly irreverent, yet somewhat humorous approach to ethics and leadership development. His conversational style and real life stories connect with his audience in a personal, intense and practical level.
Companies such as Bayer Healthcare, BP, ReMax International, EnMax Energy, Danone, etc. have partnered with Frank when they want to proactively stress the message, tools, insights and practical applications that good ethics IS good for business!