Who is Responsible for the Ethics of an Organization?
I recently came across a discussion between Markkula Center for Applied Ethics’ Executive Director Kirk Hanson and Craig Nordlund, former general counsel of Agilent Technologies. Nordlund believes the concern for ethics must be shared by everyone in the organization, but suggests ethics programs will be ineffective without leadership from the company’s top executives. It is hard to argue with his comment stating “ethics programs will not work unless there is leadership on ethics from the company’s top executives”. However, lessons learned and incidents seem to clearly reveal that leadership from the company’s top executives is not enough. So why is creating an ethics cultureRead More →