An organization's ethical conduct directly impacts its reputation which often dictates opportunities for success. Business ethics are the high standards of conduct and specific moral choices an organization makes in relation to its stakeholders and operating environment. This ethical foundation should be an integral part of every organization. As the old adage goes, "If the truth can't sell, nothing should!"
To reinforce high standards of business behavior and strengthen your ethics culture, try integrating these 4 ethical behaviors into everyday business life at your organization:
- Clearly tell people what you want to achieve and why.
- Back your requests with honest supporting data.
- Follow through with your commitments.
- Be consistent and conform to professional standards of conduct.