Good Ethics is Good Business
Ethical breaches can do immeasurable damage to your business – lost revenue, damage to your reputation and brand, and loss of customer or investor confidence. It can take years to recover from an ethical breach, and regretfully, some businesses never fully recover. Good businesses are built on firm ethical cultures. A systemic system of ethics promotes stability and integrity – the two things you need to build a better business and get ahead of your competition.
Many companies try to develop an ethical culture haphazardly and in a piecemeal fashion, figuring it out as they go. This leads to a patchwork ethical environment filled with gaps that don’t really meet your needs. Without a consistent, top-down approach, many of these cultures require constant upkeep, or even worse, slowly wither and die.
An ethical culture starts with your values. We meet with your executive team to understand and prioritize those values that are truly important to you, which helps us then create an organic and holistic ethics program that serves as the bedrock for a sustainable ethical culture.
Real World Ethics
Most ethics programs focus on generalized prohibitions and, as a result, become almost purely academic exercises. While you need general ethical guidelines, you also need a program that focuses on what to do in the everyday situations you and your people encounter in your line of work.
Our team will help you develop an ethics program that provides the general guidelines you need but also help you navigate the specific challenges you face. We don’t just draft documents – we can help you fully implement a living, breathing ethical structure through hands-on training and intensive workshops. We work side-by-side with your management team and your employees to make sure they have the tools they need to navigate ethical challenges. In turn, this helps you build the ethical culture you need for your business to thrive.
A Long-Term Relationship
We work with clients in a broad variety of contexts. Whether it’s a discreet issue or a longer engagement, our goal is always to build a long-term relationship with our clients. We’ve found that this is indispensable when trying to build a sustainable ethical culture. A corporate culture with a deep commitment to ethics isn’t grown overnight. It can take months and even years of careful growth to get to where you need it to be.
We can help you monitor your corporate culture to ensure that your vision is being fully implemented. Along the way, we can recommend changes or additional measures to help you meet your goals.