Workplace ethics Feed

Why Are Americans So Unhappy?

Going Beyond Happiness and Meaning in Life Two recent surveys suggest that Americans are becoming more unhappy with each passing year. The 2019 World Happiness Report says that the U.S. is ranked 19th in happiness, a decline from previous surveys. A General Social Survey ranks public opinion by country from... Read more →


Is it Time To Give Up on Capitalism?

Role as a Moral Agent One reason businesses still struggle with ethical behavior is they are unaware of their role as a moral agent. A moral agent is a person who has the ability to distinguish between right and wrong and to be held accountable for their actions. Moral agents... Read more →


Doing an Ethics Checkup

How Can You Know Whether You’re Doing the Right Thing? Periodically, we all go to our doctor to check our health. We make sure all systems are operating as intended. The same should be done with our ethical self. Have we done whatever we can to do the right thing,... Read more →


Developing a Code of Ethics for Software Engineers

The Public Interest Should Be Front and Center Given the concerns about the security of our online data and personal information used by the likes of Facebook and others, the time is right to expand those concerns to software engineers and ask the important question: Should ethical standards be set... Read more →


Do You Have Ethical Intelligence?

What is Your Ethics IQ? – ANSWERS Last week I posted ethics questions and in today’s post I will explain the answers. Ethics is not an exact science so you may disagree. Still, the explanations below are based on ethical standards of behavior that link to a philosophy or other... Read more →


Ethics Resources

Resources on Ethics in Society, the Workplace, and in Higher Education The following organizations provide ethics resource material and readings that may be of interest to the general public, business professionals, members of higher education, bloggers, researchers and others interested in the role of ethics in society. ASL Group UK... Read more →


Broken Windows Theory and Organizational Culture

Combating Wrongdoing in the Workplace Many people know about the “Broken Windows Theory” that former mayor Rudy Giuliani applied to clean up neighborhoods in New York City. The idea is by paying attention to small things first, larger ones would be abated. This included graffiti, garbage thrown around, and anything... Read more →


GoFundMe Campaigns Can Create Platforms For Fraudulent Behavior

How Can You Know Whether They Are Real or Contrived? Perhaps you heard about the GoFundMe scam in 2017 where Katelyn McClure and Mark D’Amico launched the online fundraiser for Johnny Bobbitt, a homeless veteran, after he gave his last $20 to McClure when she ran out of gas on... Read more →


Should College Athletes Be Paid?

Unanswered Questions College athletes shed blood, sweat, and tears in their sports competition. Universities make millions from admissions fees to sporting events, sponsorships, deals with athletic companies like Nike, and television deals. Is it time to recognize the work of college athletes by giving them monetary compensation? The time is... Read more →


College Sports Scandals: Who is to Blame?

Ethical Blindness Run Amok The recent ethical lapses at colleges and universities across the U.S. raise questions about their “Ethics GPS”. Do the ethical systems in place provide accurate data about where these institutions are and where they are going to ensure their operating systems are working as intended and... Read more →