Conduct of employees in an organization is of great importance for the success of that organization. Organizations should therefore make sure that employees are aware of how they should conduct themselves in the working environment. This avoids conflicts in the organization and employees are able to work together to achieve set objectives. According to the article ‘Three Home-Run Ethics Training Strategies You’re Neglecting,’ organizations should provide a guide on the conduct of employees in employment environment. This should be through training that should be conducted after employment. This is important in that if this is not done, employees are likely to copy behaviors that they have seen in other organizations or what they see in the organization they work in. Therefore, the behavior that they end up adopting may not be of benefit to the organization.
The other issue is that the organization should give employees freedom to make decision on their conduct if they have a good reason to conduct themselves in that manner. This means that whenever employees do a certain thing, they should be able to answer the question why. When employees act with a reason, ethics and integrity will be observed in an organization.
The article notes that involvement of employees in setting the ethical standards in an organization is of great importance. This is because these employees may have worked in other organizations where they have seen how code of ethics has been of importance to that organization. When these ideas are brought together, employees come up with the best set of ethical standards for an organization. These employees also are able to observe these standards since they participated in their formation.
In summary, the article gives three points that are of importance in developing good ethical standards in an organization. First, employees should be involved since they have the experience from other organizations they have worked for. In addition, their involvement creates loyalty towards obeying the standards. Second, employees should have the freedom to conduct themselves in the way they wish as long as they have a reason for their behavior. This brings about creativity in the organization such that employees do not depend on the management to control their conduct. Finally, the article emphasizes the importance of having a training to inform new employees on rules and regulations that control behavior of employees in the organization.
The article in agreement with chapter six in many ways. First, it echoes the importance of code of conduct in an organization to ensure that there is no conflict in the working environment. The article also emphasizes on democracy in making of regulations as suggested in the chapter. It explains that involving employees in making of rules and regulations is of great importance. According to chapter six, limiting democracy in making of rules is important. This is recognized by the article in that the author emphasizes that new employees should be informed of ethics in the organization before they can bring in new behaviors in the organization.
In real life situation, the article and the chapter in general are of great importance. If individuals answer the question why before engaging in a certain behavior, it is obvious that their conduct will be acceptable to other people. Therefore, people, can apply this concept to portray good moral conduct in their places of work and in their social lives.
Joy, M (2012) Three Home-Run Ethics Training Strategies You’re Neglecting. Retrieved from: http://www.corporatecomplianceinsights.com/three-home-run-ethics-training-strategies-youre-neglecting