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Bad Apples or Bad Barrels?: Navigating Everyday Ethics Issues in the Workplace
In this session, we'll explore that beyond our own strongly-held moral values - and our company's carefully crafted values -- our everyday work life is filled with ethical choices that fall outside those lines. And these decisions are further complicated by the power dynamics embedded in our coworker relationships, management practices, and workplace policies/HR practices (for example, what do you do when your boss is the one behaving unethically?)

Specifically, we'll discuss how to recognize issues of ethics in our everyday work lives, and discuss some strategies for both navigating the pitfalls of speaking up, and steps organizations can take to build a culture committed to living its ethical values. We'll also discuss what it takes for an organization with leadership committed to ethical values to grapple with what it means to support employees' expressions of dissent and avoiding retaliation against those with the courage to "speak up."

As a result of this session, you will be able to:
--Discuss the relationship between personal moral values and organizational ethics
--Define organizational dissent and the role it plays in sustaining a workplace culture committed to ethics
--Discuss 3 communication strategies individuals and organizations use to rationalize their decision-making choices as ethical (when they're not)
--Review real-life case studies of ethical conundrums you may face at every level of the organization, and how to apply an ethical lens to your decision-making and response
--Discuss steps we can take in our roles to contribute to a culture of organizational moral learning (Bisel, 2018)

Nov 19, 2020 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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