Ethics Codes: Describing Expected Ethical Behavior


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 Web (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


For more, see new book 7 Lenses and the 21 Question Assessment: How Current is My Message About Ethics?

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About Linda Fisher Thornton
Linda Fisher Thornton is Founder and CEO of Leading in Context, and author of the award-winning book 7 Lenses. She teaches as Adjunct Assoc. Prof. for University of Richmond SPCS. She is leading a movement to help leaders and organizations Unleash the Positive Power of Ethical Leadership.

One Response to Ethics Codes: Describing Expected Ethical Behavior

  1. 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.

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