Ethikos Editor’s Weekly Picks: Change Your Leaders to Change Your Culture

Review of Ethics and Compliance Issues in Business Since 1987

Change your leaders to change your culture

By Jack Zenger for Forbes
Kotter and Heskett's research on culture and organizational performance defines culture as "… acquired knowledge, explanations, values, beliefs, communications and behaviors" from a large group of people. They concluded that culture differences explain why one business succeeds where another fails in an industry. Consider Apple verses Blackberry, or Target verses Kmart. It was not just the strategy that determined the success of the company, it was the culture. The final summary on the subject may have been the familiar saying of Peter Drucker, "The culture eats strategy for lunch." Read more

Have you brought your ethic to work today?

By Susan M. Heathfield for the rest
Do you think that you are a person of integrity and that you bring your highest ethical standards to your workplace on a daily basis? You can reevaluate your thinking by exploring the topic of workplace ethics in this article.

Despite hundreds of pages of carefully crafted policies, codes of ethics, codes of conduct, organizational values ​​and work environments, corporate cultures, drifts in work ethic occur every day . Read more

Misconduct in research is common among scientists in the Middle East, according to a survey

By Andrea Widener for Chemical & Engineering News
Misconduct in research is a serious problem in the Middle East, according to a survey conducted by university scientists.

Nearly 60% of respondents reported at least one violation of research ethics, and almost 75% reported experiencing similar problems with their colleagues. "Scientific misconduct is a major problem in several universities in the Middle East," the paper said. Read more

How China and the United States encourage whistleblowers in the fight against corporate corruption

By Andy Rickman for South China Morning Post
The report on whistleblowers released recently in 2017 by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States shows a 72 percent increase in informants from China Continental and Hong Kong.

In 2016, a total of 36 people who submitted Dodd-Frank Reward claims came from the mainland and Hong Kong, compared to 62 this year. Read more

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