There were so many ethics issues this past week, it was a challenge to just pick a few. But the good news is – there is always next week. But for now, I have curated articles on lying, racial equality, data supply chains and interns.
- Entrepreneurs and lying – HBR never disappoints when it comes to ethics, and this article continues the trend. It is an in-depth look at entrepreneurs, lying and rationalization. It is going to be a must-read in my class in the fall and every professional should take a few minutes to read it.
- Fighting backlash to racial equality efforts – Not to be outdone – MIT Sloan Management Review has a great analysis of the backlash against racial equality efforts and what managers can do to overcome it.
- Ethics of data supply chains – The ethics of physical supply chains are often discussed (and I will have an interview on it Monday) – but this article looks at ethics and data supply chains.
- Pay your PR interns! – For years, PRSA has spoken out about unpaid internships being unethical. CPRS in Canada has now spoken out against the practice as well. In short: stop.
- EthicalVoices is now an award-winning podcast! – Finally, this week the PR Club of New England gave EthicalVoices a Bronze Bell for Outstanding Podcast. Considering this is a passion project, and I can’t link it to business ROI, I am overjoyed and deeply honored.
- Why businesses need to stick to their purpose and avoid wokewashing – Rebekah Iliff - September 13, 2021
- Ethics, Chickens and Biases – Amy Coward - August 30, 2021
- What to do when the story you are told just doesn’t add up – Andrew Healy - August 23, 2021