To the Point: Dispatches from the Ethical Frontier
What's the upshot?
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Tim Judge's work on individual differences reveals that a few simple tests added into the selection process may be the most accurate (and cost-effective) way to ensure that your organization has ethical employees.
Across the spectrum, Ann Tenbrunsel says, we’re all prey to thinking we’re more ethical than we really are. The good news is that there are proactive steps businesses can take to avoid common pitfalls.
They’re everywhere, and they can help—but it’s not automatic. Ed Conlon looks into how to ensure mission and values statements make a real impact.
Traditionally, teaching ethics involved reasoning through abstract cases. Chris Adkins argues that after all we’ve learned through neuroscience, social psychology, and behavioral economics, it’s clear we can’t leave out emotion.
Reinforcing common values can be challenging across a huge company—but as the case of IBM shows, technology can make the process easier.
When it comes to carbon emissions, corporate instincts may be to keep levels quiet. But three accounting researchers find that disclosing may actually help a company’s financial performance.