corporate culture

How to Design an Ethical Organization

19 May, 2020

No company will ever be perfect, because no human being is perfect. Organisations should aim to design a system that makes being good as easy as possible. Nicholas Epley and Amit Kumar say that means attending carefully to the contexts people are actually in, making ethical principles foundational in strategies and policies, keeping ethics top of mind, rewarding ethical behaviour through a variety of incentives, and encouraging ethical norms in day-to-day practices. Doing so will never turn an organisation full of humans into a host of angels, but it can help them be as ethical as they are capable of being.

Harvard Business Review, May/June 2019. Read the full article here.

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