- March 4, 2010
From Investor.com by Steve Watkins
Focus on doing things ethically to achieve long-term success. Companies that fail to do that show up on the news for the wrong reasons, such as fraud or facing lawsuits. To avoid that and do the right thing:
Emphasize their significance. Cheating and misleading people might work in the short term. But over the long run they'll come back to bite you. Ethical actions help reap lasting gains.
- February 25, 2010
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- January 20, 2010The Late Carol Marshall, an Admired Leader in Business Ethics, Is Named Recipient of ERC's 2009 Pace Award
Arlington, Va. -- Carol Marshall, a former Ethics Resource Center board member and business ethics leader at Lockheed Martin and MCI has been named posthumously as the recipient of the 2009 Pace Award, ERC President Patricia J. Harned announced.
Mrs. Marshall, an attorney and dedicated promoter of ethics in business for almost a quarter-century, died on Sept. 21 of pancreatic cancer at Washington Center Hospice in Washington, D.C. She was 56.
- January 14, 2010
by Lauren Bloom
The new year presents a fresh opportunity for companies to make a clean start when it comes to business ethics. According to a recent survey from the Ethics Resource Center, now is a great time to do it.
- December 11, 2009
The 2009 National Business Ethics Survey shows that measures of ethics in the American workplace actually improved during the past two years, despite – or perhaps because of – the recession. ERC's research detected a similar improvement during the Enron – WorldCom scandals earlier this decade.
Why the improvement – and will it last?
Introduction by Patricia J. Harned, Ph.D., ERC President
- November 18, 2009
Like the Enron Era, Ethical Conduct Improves Temporarily During Periods of Economic Stress
Arlington, VA – Do Americans in the workplace behave better in a down economy? Apparently yes, according to the Ethics Resource Center, which today announced the results of its sixth National Business Ethics Survey® (NBES).
Ethics in the Recession, is available at www.ethics.org/nbes.
- October 13, 2009
Sex With Your Boss? Affairs with Co-workers? Why That's Unethical (But Not Everyone Agrees), According to Biennial ERC National Workplace Survey
Reuters (press release) - Arlington, VA
- October 8, 2009
Mark Trumbull for the Christian Science Monitor
"The largest concern for many companies is making sure that they have productive workplaces," says Patricia Harned, president of the Ethics Resource Center. For workers, "what's at stake is their feeling that they [are] rewarded for a job well done and not for any other reasons."
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