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The head of the Ethics Resource Center says former Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith’s very public resignation – and accusations that the bank had lost control of its culture and “moral fiber” – are backed up by a recent survey which spotlights a historic decline in culture in all business sectors across the country.
Columnist Gael O’Brien speaks with Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of the Gallup organization, about his new book and the critical role that managers play in the ethics of an organization. “Ethics, like politics, is local, local, local,” Clifton says. “If I think my boss treats me ethically and honestly, that is what I think of the company.”
The good news is that on-the-job misconduct by American workers may be at an all-time low, and when misconduct is detected it’s likely to be reported by co-workers. The bad news is that whistle-blowers are being retaliated against for their truth-telling at a “shocking” rate, according to a new survey.
Columnist Gael O’Brien wonders what it will take to convince corporate leaders to build into their risk management strategies the capacity to ask crucial questions about ethical liability, as is done with legal liability. Such a step, she says, would be hardly radical and would have the objective of putting ethical conduct on the table as a deliberate outcome.