Improving Compliance, Capitalism Book List, the Ethisphere Conference, and an Interview with Ron Carucci: Ethical Systems March Newsletter

Improving Compliance, Capitalism Book List, the Ethisphere Conference, and an Interview with Ron Carucci: Ethical Systems March Newsletter

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Ethics Scholar Interview: Ron Carucci, Author and Leadership and Strategy Consultant

"While some CEO’s and execs have gotten the wake-up call that they need to pay attention to the ethical fabric of the organization, too many still assume 'all is fine until I hear otherwise.' Looking at some painful scandals over recent years, the levels of denial that shrouded the tops of organizations were toxic contributors to the extensive damage that might have been curtailed had senior leaders been more vigilant."

Learn more about Carucci's ongoing work on strengthening workplace leadership and the three recurring habits that derail otherwise well-intended change in organizations >>

Varying Tasks to Increase Compliance

A new study illustrates how providing variety in job-related tasks for workers contributes to rule adherence and stymies unethical decision making. The paper “Reducing Organizational Rule Breaking Through Task Variety: How Task Design Supports Deliberative Thinking,” is authored by Rellie Derfler-Rozin, ES collaborator Celia Moore and Bradley R. Staats and published in Organization Science.

See the positive implications of this research for designing roles and responsibilities in various organizational settings >>

Capitalism Reading List: Diverse perspectives for modern readers

You are invited to contribute resources to a new list by Christopher Michaelson, the David A. and Barbara Koch Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at the University of St. Thomas and hosted on our website. The list is unique in that it consists solely of fictional stories and novels published since 2000 and/or that are by or about emerging market and/or female authors and protagonists, directly or allegorically doing business.

See the comprehensive list and contribute your suggestions >>

Ethisphere to Feature ES Advisory Board Member and NYU Center for Sustainable Business Director at 2017 Global Ethics Summit: Discounts available for ES followers

Ethisphere Institute will be hosting its 9th Annual Global Ethics Summit in New York City, March 15-16. The Summit will feature insights from over 50 corporate faculty leaders including CEOs, board members, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officers and other influencers. A delegation of close to 500 professionals will assemble to share best practices and inspire forward-thinking dialogue on company integrity, leadership, performance and culture.

With an anticipated faculty of close to 70 diverse leaders, Ethical Systems and Ethisphere are pleased to highlight two important speakers this year:

  • Brian Beeghly, Advisory Board Member and former Vice President of Compliance at Johnson Controls will share in the dialogue on “The Ethics of Big Data” with the General Counsels from Panasonic North America and ManpowerGroup on Wednesday, March 15.
  • Tensie Whelan, Director of NYU Stern School of Business’s Center for Sustainable Business, will join Walmart and VF Corporation on a panel to discuss “Responsible Sourcing, Supply Chain Risk and the Need for Transparency” on Thursday, March 16.

Discounts Available to Ethical Systems for Global Ethics Summit Registration:

REGISTRATIONS FOR ACADEMICS
With special recognition of the role of academia in advancing business ethics and corporate integrity, Ethisphere is offering the academic community unique access to the entire Summit experience for ticket price of $995 (regular ticket price is $2,395). Apply Discount Code ETH995 when registering here

REGISTRATIONS FOR NON-ACADEMICS (In-House and Professional Firms)
For Ethical Systems non-academic contacts and collaborators, Ethisphere has offered Ethical Systems a separate discount of 30% off the single ticket registration fee of $2,395 for complete access to the Summit. Apply Discount Code ETHSYS when registering here.

The Science of Creating High-Performance Companies, with Paul Zak and Jonathan Haidt

On February 23, Ethical Systems- in partnership with the Aspen Institute's Business and Society Program and the NYU Stern School Business and Society Program- held an event with two of America's leading social scientists. Jonathan Haidt interviewed Paul J. Zak (Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High-Performance Companies) before a packed room, on how the hormone oxytocin influences workplace climate, the business case for building a culture of trust and why it is essential to any successful organization.

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