Declining Business Ethics
By: Rick Boxx
October 11, 2012
According to the 2011 National Business Ethics Survey, conducted by the Ethics Resource Center, the number of companies considered to have a weak ethics culture grew to 42%, up from 35% the previous year.
This is not too surprising when you learn that 65% of the respondents claimed they personally reported bad behavior at work. Workplaces will always have its challenges and people will always disappoint us, but with trends like this we need to take notice.
Paul encouraged Titus with a great leadership thought in Titus 2:7, “In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching, show integrity.”
If you want to strengthen the ethical culture in your organization, model God’s principles, teach others to do likewise, and hold those accountable who violate them.
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