Jessica Graham, president of Fionix Consulting discusses what to do when your boss asks you to spread dirt on a competitor, how to ethically handle a public health crisis, what we can learn from the Rotary Club and other ethical issues.
Today starts a new chapter in EthicalVoices. Every Thursday I will share ethical issues of the week. The objective is to highlight key issues for educators to use in their classrooms and professionals to use in their organizations.
This week we look at the corporate ethics gap, disinformation and how cheating is not condoned.
Paul Omodt, the principal of Omodt and Associates and crisis expert discusses a number of key ethics issues, including:
1) Why speed is not always your ally
2) Ethical challenges with the growing “cancel culture”
3) How to seek forgiveness for an ethical lapse
4) How one man gained forgiveness after saying the N word and losing his job
Yesterday Weber Shandwick released a study: The State of Corporate Reputation in 2020: Everything Matters Now.
The study found ethics was a top 10 driver of corporate reputation and market value
Shonali Burke, a growth strategist and social expert discusses a number of ethical challenges. Including:
1) What to do when you are asked to protect a large donor’s reputation
2) Will public relations ever overcome its legacy of spin
3) New challenges with transparency and disclosure
4) How PR agencies need to adapt
Erica Sniad Morgenstern, the vice president of marketing communications of Welltok, discusses a number of important ethical issues, including:
1) Challenges of talking a tough stand with senior executives to keep your organization on message
2) Data permanence and one thing to never do if you issue incorrect data
3) Ethical issues created by the decline of original reporting
4) Ethical issues in the healthcare/HCIT industry
5) Why the best ethics advice may come from the TSA
In this week between Christmas and New Years, many people are at work looking for an escape. Some people are at home and also looking for an escape.
Luckily for you, I am here to help. This year, EthicalVoices celebrated its first birthday. As the year comes to a close, I wanted to share the most popular Ethics blogs and podcasts of 2019. All of them are great, but if you missed a few, these are the ones people like the most.
As the year wraps up, I want to give all my readers an early late Christmas/Hanukkah present – 46 ethics words of wisdom from the interviews I conducted over the past year.
Michelle Egan, the chief communications officer of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company discusses a number of key ethical issues including:
• Who owns the work you create at a company? And what do you do when a former co-worker asks for it?
• What to do when your company’s equipment causes the death a Middle schooler?
• Fighting the attack on the free flow of information
• How do you balance privacy with transparency?
Melanie Ensign the head of security, privacy, and engineering communications for Uber discusses:
1) Why the best PR pros focus on stopping fires before they begin, rather than responding to a crisis
2) The ethical and cognitive challenges of marketing with FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt)
3) Why SCUBA diving is a great guide for change management
4) Common ethical mistakes with measurement – and why we need to stop confusing coverage with action