An unintended consequence of globalisation is the clash of cultures and values systems. We operate in a multi-faceted world where staff, customers and suppliers are unlikely to have a common view of what is right and wrong, good or bad, acceptable or unacceptable.
Multi-national corporations must manage differences in values in an environment of conflicting national laws and increased regulatory activism.
Our modules on Ethics and Behaviour include:
- the origins of ethical systems
- ethical relativity
- the power of leaders and tribalism
- the role of beliefs in shaping mind-set and behaviour
- the limitations of using right and wrong
- the pitfalls of using legality as the standard for behaviour
- the limited ability of facts and knowledge to change beliefs
- making your corporate values, codes, policies and procedures resonate
- reframing values, decision making and behaviours using the universal standard of harm
These are my principles, and if you don’t like them, …. … I have others ... Groucho Marx