… how can you avoid being the next VW?
Organisations are complex and failure is less often the result of one ‘bad egg’’ and more often the result of a series of small individual lapses. The result of:
- Focussing on a limited number of options and considering only one or two ideas.
- Assuming that the best decision for the business is the best decision for all interested parties.
- Favouring short-term gains over long-term investment.
- Justifying the potential ‘harm’ to some stakeholder groups as necessary to achieve the organisation’s goals.
Does this sound familiar? Are you looking for a way to generate debate and improve decision-making?
The Ethics Challenge uses real business issues and provides a framework for discussing the factors that should be considered in order to come to a sound decision. The outcome of the decision is grounded in the business world. The challenge uses three criteria, Return on Capital Employed, Corporate Reputation and Leadership Trust.
It is a fun way to generate debate and convey important messages to build trust within the organisation, with external shareholder groups and to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organisation.
The Ethics Challenge will enable those working in your organisation to:
- Recognise the impact of an organisation’s corporate reputation on its ability to meet its goals.
- Implement and follow a decision-making framework.
- Recognise the link between management decisions and how employees view the leadership team.
- Understand how leadership trust and corporate reputation impact on an organisations profitability and long-term sustainability.