How Your Code of Ethics Reflects Your Organization's True Values
Consider what yours says about your culture and focus
A code of ethics is often discussed in mechanical terms—how to build it, how to keep it up to date, and how it affects management decisions. But this document represents something intrinsic to your organization.
There is more than a “how” behind it. There is a “why”—as in, why is a code of ethics important in the first place?
That answer can take many forms. For example, Lindsay Childress-Beatty, CAE, interim director of ethics for the American Psychological Association (APA) and chair of ASAE’s Ethics Committee, said that ethics play an important role in how the organization and its staff interact with the outside world.
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