Fewer are behaving badly at work, survey finds. What changed?

March 3, 2014

www.csmonitor.com | February 25, 2014

Elizabeth Barber, writing for the Christian Science Monitor, quotes Dave Mayer on the importance of prioritizing ethics in the workplace:

“Of course, just having an ethics and compliance program is not enough – such programs can be little more than varnish to otherwise seedy operations.

“‘It takes a little bit more work than an ethics and compliance program,” says David Mayer, a professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and a researcher at EthicalSystems.Org, an online hub founded last month to help businesses bolster their ethical performance.

“That additional work includes ensuring that such programs are ’embedded within an ethical culture,’ says Dr. Mayer. To do so, companies must prioritize ethics, hiring and promoting ethical employees, he says.”