Success for operators is built on a flexible and efficient infrastructure that enables millions of different use cases. No matter how large or small your business may be, the chances are good that there is some level of business ethics training that is needed – either by you or your employees or managers. The Opus College of Business has one of the largest business ethics faculty in the world.
David: That’ll be a short discussion then”, somebody commented when told we were doing a podcast on business and ethics. Sixty-three percent of them are employed at organizations which have a Corporate Partner relationship with New England College of Business.
But what’s important, here, from a business point of view, is to see the way all of this plays out within what has been structured, intentionally, as an adversarial system. This includes raising concerns about those we do business with or those who do business on our behalf.
Finance, marketing, operations, and even business law lend themselves to intellectual treatment, but ethics does not. If the suggestion here is that college-level study does not change behavior, we should shut down the entire business school, not only the ethics course.
This effect is even stronger if the business was earlier accused of illegal actions. The ethics program should be reviewed with all new employees during the training or orientation period. The DFSI Business Ethics Statement gives guidance to commercial partners and suppliers on expected behaviours.