Workplace ethics is a vibrant topic, but in the digital age, where ethical violations can quickly be discovered and big ones exposed internationally on the Web in mere minutes, employers are more concerned than ever.
The key prevention concept is grasping how relatively small indiscretions, easily rationalized, can help pave the way to larger events with significant consequences.
Every employee is on the front line in the fight to maintain an ethical workplace. Whether it’s grabbing a few company ballpoint pens on the way home or serious infractions that might lead to dismissal, there is a prevention signal worth paying attention to that accompanies nearly every incident: a thought of awareness that says, “Don’t do it.”
Source: UTEAP FrontLine Employee (April 2015)