The Need for Corporate Ethics
By: Rick Boxx
September 6, 2012
The Ethics Resource Center’s “National Business Ethics Survey of Fortune 500 Employees” revealed that large companies have a higher level of misconduct than smaller companies. 52% of employees of Fortune 500 businesses had observed misconduct in the previous 12 months. 16% of these employees also felt pressure to break the rules.
Both of these numbers were higher than the incidences at smaller organizations. The ERC research has concluded that the best way for these organizations to lower their levels of misconduct is by 1) installing an effective ethics program and 2) to build a strong ethical culture.
Titus 2:7-8 teaches, “In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned.”
In business, the best approach is to model and teach others God’s view on business ethics.
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