Compliance is Just the Beginning (56 minutes)
How do you make better ethical decisions at work? Just because a particular choice is legal does not make it right. Compliance is essential but it’s not enough.
Compliance is Just the Beginning presents an easy to apply three-step process that will help employees at all levels make better ethical decisions. Programme One 3 Steps to Ethical Decisions (QMRE-033 24 minutes) introduces the process. We hear from a former Enron executive as well as six ethics experts who discuss the pressures people can feel that may lead them to make poor decisions. We explore the importance of being aware of our core values as well as the standards of behaviour expected by our organisations and our communities.
Most importantly we learn the 3 steps we can each take when faced with a tough ethical choice to help us make the best possible decision. These are: The Compliance Test The Ripple Effect The Gut Check Programme Two Ethical Situations to Consider (QMRE-034 32 minutes) presents us with 8 dramatized scenarios. These stories represent familiar ethical issues most of us will face at some time.
Key Learning Points:
- Know your core values
- What do you do when facing tough ethical decisions
- The Compliance Test – the process of investigation – know the rules
- The Ripple Effect – the process of evaluation – evaluate the impact
- The Gut Check – the process of reflection – does it feel like the right thing to do?