Ethics Codes are Recommended
You don’t have to be a big business to stray (intentionally or unintentionally) into unethical business behavior. That’s why ethics codes are recommended for any size business these days.
Do you have a code of ethics?
Does it support the ethics code for your industry, which you are also bound by?
Does it describe the ethical behavior that your organization expects?
Are employees held accountable for following it?
Resources for Creating a Code of Ethics
Use these very helpful resources to make sure that your ethical expectations are clear to everyone in the organization, and that your ethics code is current:
Ethics Toolkit Ethics Resource Center, ethics.org
Ethics Web EthicsWeb.ca (deep collection of information, code of conduct examples & links to other websites)
How to Write a Code of Ethics by Josh Spiro, Inc. Magazine
Ethical Code Wikipedia.com
For more, see new book 7 Lenses and the 21 Question Assessment: How Current is My Message About Ethics?2014 Axiom Business Book Award Winner About 7 Lenses Info@LeadinginContext.com @leadingincontxt @7Lenses © 2011 Leading in Context LLC
Excellent topic Linda! Those that are willing to take a stand for ethics in their business, and industry are the ones that excel in all areas and protect their business for all those involved.