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For a complete list of library topics, see author, Carter Mc Namara, MBA, Ph D, makes no warranty, express or implied, nor assumes any legal liability for accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information from this guide.If you are planning to infuse strong, ethical principles throughout your company or want to change the culture of your company, then you might take the advice of Bob Kniffin, Vice President of External Affairs, at Johnson and Johnson (J&J) company.
This guide is a straightforward and highly practical tool designed to help leaders and managers implement comprehensive ethics management systems in their workplaces -- systems to deal with the complex, ethical issues that can occur in the day-to-day realities of leading and managing an organization.© Copyright Carter Mc Namara, MBA, Ph D, Authenticity Consulting, LLC.(This guide is located at the Web.) The profession of business ethics has long needed a highly practical resource that is designed particularly for leaders and managers -- those people charged to ensure ethical practices in their organizations." goes to Twin Cities-based consultants, Doug Wallace and Jon Pekel, of the Fulcrum Group (651-714-9033; e-mail at [email protected]), for contributing key information to this document.I have referenced their copyright where I included their key materials in this guidebook.The way that J&J handled an ethical issue (the "Tylenol scare" crisis) in the 1980s is probably one of the most inspiring and enlightening examples of how to successfully deal with a major ethical issue in business.
Kniffin was one of the key players in helping J&J to handle the crisis so effectively.
· This free guidebook aims to fill a large void of practical, realistic ethics information for leaders and managers, whether nonprofit or for-profit. It is concisely written and well organized as a step-by-step guidebook for handy reference.
· This guidebook is free in order to make its contents highly accessible to organizations, particularly those with limited resources.
The most frequent forms of business ethics literature today typically include: a) philosophical, which requires extensive orientation and analysis; b) anthologies, which require much time, review and integration; c) case studies, which require numerous cases, and much time and analyses to synthesize; and d) focus on social responsibility, which includes many examples of good and bad actions taken by companies.
(This lack of practical information is not the fault of philosophers, academic or social critics.
The problem is the outcome of insufficient involvement of leaders and managers in discussion and literature about business ethics. This guidebook aims to increase that involvement.) What's Conspicuously Missing is the "How to" of Managing Ethics in the Workplace But it isn't from lack of examples that managers aren't better at managing ethics in the workplace -- they require more practical information about managing ethics.