Ethics Program

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN ETHICS PROGRAM FOR COMPANY X Gabriel Melendez Western Governors University DEVELOPMENT OF AN ETHICS PROGRAM FOR COMPANY X Abstract The purpose of this research paper is to create an ethics program that can be published in an employee handbook, specifically targeting new employees. My company, Company X, describes four elements: confidentiality; conflict of interests; discrimination and harassment; and drug and alcohol abuse and the stance my company takes on each one. This paper includes three topics that are included in our training program. There is also a section that that explains how employee misconduct should be monitored, audited as well as reported. In order to evaluate the success of the ethics program…show more content…
Joshua Joseph (2000) published data answering this question. Several of the “potential benefits linked to effective ethic training programs include:…Fostering a more satisfying and productive working environment.” Maintaining the trust of members to ensure continued self-regulation…Legitimizing open discussion of ethical issues.” After this introduction, employees will engage in a brainstorming session to share more ideas and give concrete examples about why this training is an integral element of a productive business. Secondly, the presenter will explain the definitions of each of the four elements in section one. In addition the reasons why these elements were chosen will be a topic of discussion. Our company strives to be as transparent as possible and to instill in employees the fact that an understanding of these elements is important to build a culture of trust within our company. A third component of our training ethics training will include a presentation of scenarios/dilemmas which participants will discuss and come to a consensus as to the appropriate course of action. Pairs of participants each will write an example of a dilemma and present it to the group for discussion. Another piece of this section will include role-playing scenarios and a question and answer period to clear up any misunderstandings.…show more content…
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