There are lots of reasons to review your ethics. Here are just a few. I have written a more extensive exposition (four pages to be exact, well 3 1/2 really) on the benefits. You can read it in benefits.
For the individual — So, what’s in it for me?
- A better understanding of your
- own value system,
- workplace ethics culture,
- profession’s ethics statements.
- A greater capacity to (greater likelihood of)
- giving frank and fearless advice,
- resisting unethical demands.
For organizations — So, what’s in it for us?
- A better understanding of the ethical climate of the organization.
- Higher staff morale.
- Greater team cohesion.
- A greater likelihood of actually giving and receiving frank and fearless advice.
- Fewer management difficulties. Fewer project failures.
Workers who believe they work in a moral organization trust their co-workers; they take responsibility to fix errors rather than turn to accountability, run for cover, and hunt for a scapegoat.
I believe that —
(almost) all management difficulties are moral difficulties:
(almost) all project failures are moral failures.
frank and fearless advice is not always welcomed.