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1 Ethical Business Practices for the employee ๏ You question an employer’s request ๏ Whistleblowing

2 Business Ethics Alliance Creighton University Omaha Chamber of Commerce Better Business Bureau of Omaha

3 Beverly Kracher, Ph.D. Daugherty Chair and Professor Executive Director and President Business Ethics Alliance Creighton University

4 Purpose “Building an ethical climate throughout our business community by emphasizing”* Integrity Inclusivity Collegiality Practicality Community *Brochure

5 "What I've Learned About Ethical Leadership " By: Phil Wayne Property Management & Forensic Expert Witness All rights reserved: © 2012 Disclaimer: The following is for your entertainment only and is not intended to state the position of the BEA or its presenter. Seek professional advise before implementation.

6 Ethics = Morals Often thought as just the providence of religious dialogue In business, often treated as an extra curricular activity. “A nice wall plaque" in preference to Financial gain, or Fear For the individual – “whatever”!

7 There Are Tremendous Forces At Play to Conform - to do as your told & (but, they said) It’s OK!

8 TV - Breaking Bad Movies - Batman Politics - Politicians Marriages - Bosses - Supervisors Look at Today’s Influencers

9 Being Ethical is a Doing Activity Character is what guides us Action is a primary communication tool Words convey intent All conducted in an atmosphere of openness of Fairness with leadership BUT

10 You can only be successful in a company/corporate culture that is open to ethical dialogue and practices What to do if you’re in such a culture What to do if you are not

11 First Determine how you will react “Know thy self” Make sure of your motivation Being lead by pride, revenge or your duty to your organization, society, and to yourself - exposure

12 Then, Second: Determine Possible Responses Ethical Dissent vs. Whistleblowing Within the company, or Going public

13 Ethical Dissent - Level 1 PTP erson Informal Dissent - first level:” First person: “I’m uncomfortable with doing that” “I’ll need an authorization memo” “I’ll get back to you” Of another: I see a possible loophole

14 Ethical Dissent - Level 2 Review your employer’s ethical standing See, How To Review Your Potential Employer on Ethics, Refer to enclosed Checklist

15 Going Public – Whistleblower PTP ublic Make sure of your motivation Count for the cost Collect necessary materials/evidence Choose right avenue of disclosure Conducted in the right spirit

16 Does it work? 27% of Dissenters 44% of Whistleblowers Said it did* * J. Rothschild and T.D. Miethe, "Whistle-Blower Disclosures and Management Retaliation: The Battle to Control Information,"

17 My Whistleblowing Story

18 Now Go Do Ethical Stuff Thanks for listening, Phil


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