Business Ethics Training

Business Ethics for the Office
How should we act towards other people? Why should we even act in certain, predefined ways towards them? Do we do so out of purely self-interest? Such philosophical questions bear great importance as to how any society functions. How we view human beings can affect where we target legislation, how we act towards them and even impact our norms and cultural perspectives. Unsurprisingly, these questions are extremely important in business. How we should act towards other employees and how we approach our craft can not only determine how closely-knit our bonds to our company are, but even influence company culture, overall morale and therefore productivity. As such, competent employers know the importance of instilling a sense of ethics within their companies.

Objectives for the Business Ethics for the Office Training

How your team will benefit:

Understand the Difference Between Ethics and Morals

We often interchange both ethics and morals to mean “how an individual should act.” This is partly true and wholly sufficient in our everyday context. However, since there is a need for businesses to properly stipulate its rules and ethical principles, there is a need to differentiate between morality and ethics. Exactly how do these things differ and how do they impact our decision-making? How do we know whether we are truly abiding by our business ethics or not? Your capacity to answer these and other such questions will determine just how dutiful you are as an employee. In that regard, our trainer begin the training course with a discussion on the difference between morality and ethics.

Understand the Value of Ethics

Once we’ve established the difference between both morality and ethics, our trainer will discuss the value of the latter. Why is it important to learn ethics? Why do businesses often establish them? Aren’t the laws we have in our society enough already? Why the need for further, nuanced ethical principles? There are many other questions which discuss the implications of establishing an ethical system and it is important to discuss each one before proceeding with creating ethical principles.

Identify Some of Your Values and Moral Principles

For employees, working in a company would have to mean adopting different principles which may run contrary to your own. This alone can cause various problems. To this end, our trainer hold discussions on how you view certain things, allowing you to shed light on how your moral compass works.

Be Familiar with some Philosophical Approaches to Ethical Decisions

Throughout history, various philosophers have attempted to create universal principles on how to act towards others and sometimes, you can even see how these principles tend to operate within the business world. That besides, there are various conceptions of the human person which often lay the foundation for these ethical principles. Our goal is to go over each of these principles in turn, discuss how these principles can influence some of the more common ethical frameworks that businesses tend to adopt, and how these principles can affect you and your decisions personally.

Identify Some Ways to Improve Ethics in your Office

All sense of productivity and unity begins with a set of ethical principles. These principles, when implemented well, not only make sure that employees follow rules, but can even allow them to explore their own culture as a microcosm of what they’re doing at work. In other words, these rules can end up determining the environment of a company. Your employees can become more cheerful or serious depending on these ethical principles. As such, there is a need to improve ethics within the workplace. Our trainer will provide various ways on how to make it happen.

Know what is required to start developing an office code of ethics

To effectively implement principles, they must first be established. This means that the ethical goal of a company should be made clear. In the process, they will have to be clear as to how the management looks at their employees and how they intend to treat them. That besides, a company’s code of ethics must make an effort to appeal to as many moral compasses as possible and not be adversarial to the sensibilities of the company’s employees. A well-established code of ethics will seamlessly translate into a vibrant company culture, loyal employee base, increased productivity and even a solid customer relationship. Our trainer will provide various tips on how to address business ethics at a fundamental level.

Know Some Ways to Avoid Ethical Dilemmas

Unfortunately, ethical principles can often run into various dilemmas which can potentially complicate how companies are managed. Just as how constitution-making involves meticulous attention to every word and making sure that all ambiguities are addressed, so too must companies learn various ways to prevent these ethical dilemmas. Our trainer will provide these methods and more as we discuss some of these dilemmas.

Have Some Tools to Help You Make Better Decisions

Fortunately, aside from ethical principles, there are other ways of making more precise decisions such as our three stage problem -solving model. These tools are guaranteed to aid you in making productive decisions which are not only ethical, but are even compatible with whatever moral compass you may have. Learn more about these tools now!

Business Ethics Training Summary

There is no doubt that there are philosophical implications to business ethics. Often, ethical principles are established by subscribing to certain viewpoints of humanity. These perceptions can subsequently impact your company’s culture, sense of loyalty and even relations with your customer base. As such, there is a need to be philosophically-literate in these matters. Our training session caters to this very need as it will help you provide ways to solve ethical problems and remove at least one more barrier that might prevent you from being an efficient decision-maker. To this end, there will be various activities and case studies that will help you exercise your critical thinking skills and philosophical knowledge.


The Business Ethics for the Office Session Outline

Introduction and Course Overview

The very first part of the day getting to know employees and talking about what’s going to occur during the session. Workers will even have a chance to recognize their personal learning objectives.

What’s Ethics?

To begin the day, we’ll discuss what the words “ethics” and “morals” mean. Workers will even have a chance to recognize a few of these private values.

Taking Your Moral Temperature, Part One

Before we start discussing the way to make good choices, workers will probably be requested to think about how they’d respond to some awkward situations.

Why Bother with Ethics?

In this session, we’ll take a look at a number of the payoffs of ethical behaviour.

Kohlberg’s Six Stages

This session will investigate Kohlberg’s six periods of moral growth by means of a discussion and a little group exercise.

Some Objective Ways of Studying the World

We’ll take a look at some classic philosophical approaches to issues in this session, for instance, golden rule, utilitarianism, along with the categorical imperative. Workers will even employ these strategies to some hypothetical scenarios.

What Exactly Does Ethical Mean?

What appears to be the moral choice can differ depending on which side of the predicament you’re on. To exemplify this, we’ll consider the example of Merck Pharmaceuticals in a discussion and in little groups.

Avoiding Ethical Dilemmas

This session will analyse some means which we are able to prevent getting stuck in ethical dilemmas. Then, workers will employ the procedures into a case study.

Pitfalls and Explanations

We can always find explanations to make the incorrect choice. This session will take a look at a number of the very typical reasons for poor judgements and offer some thinking points.

Developing an Office Code of Ethics

This session will look at what a code of ethics should comprise, the way to determine in case your business is prepared for a code, and some sample codes of ethics.

22 Keys to an Ethical Office

Ethics expert Nan DeMars has identified 22 keys to make your office moral. We’ll review these keys in a discussion, and then workers will probably be requested to identify some means to utilize the thoughts to help resolve areas of moral concern within their office.

Basic Decision Making Tools

This session will look at a basic three phase problem solving model and a few problem solving tools.

Ethical Decision Making Tools

Along with the fundamental problem solving tools covered within the preceding session, there are several unique tools you could utilize to solve ethical difficulties.

Dilemmas with Company Policy

It’s possible that the business’s policies will set you in an ethical dilemma. This session will look at some things you can do if this occurs.

Dilemmas with Co-workers

In this session, we’ll take a look at some ethical dilemmas that co-workers can create. First, we’ll discuss some basic tips in a discussion, and then workers will finish a case study.

Dilemmas with Customers

Customers will often request that we do something unethical for several of reasons. This session will analyse a number of the very typical reasons. Then, workers will role play some potential scenarios.

Dilemmas and Managers

This session will cover some dilemmas you may face as a manager, and a few dilemmas that managers might set you in.

What to do Once You Make an Error

Let’s face the truth: we’re all individual. We all make errors and also make choices that we wish we could take back. This session will analyse Nan DeMars‘six step strategy for recovering from errors gracefully.
Taking Your Moral Temperature, Part Two

At the start of the session, workers were requested to think about how they’d handle some awkward situations. Workers will now be requested to reevaluate their choices in light of everything they have learned.

Session Wrap Up

At the conclusion of the day, workers are going to have a chance to ask questions and complete an action plan.

Do you have requirements or training objectives that are not listed above? Learn more about our custom training workbooks and how Paramount Training is able to create and develop something just for you and your team. If you are looking to develop proper business ethics within your company then this is the course for you. We can also customise training sessions to cater to your various needs. For more information, please contact us. Now training in Parramatta, Darwin, Gold Coast, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane.

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