Can You Teach Ethics?

Can_ethics_be_taughtHere’s an 90-second video featuring Simon Webley of the Institute of Business Ethics: Can ethics be taught?.

“There is a direct link between your personal values and business values; and some of them will be in common. But others won’t be and so you need to be taught how the company does its business which involves its core values.

Most people have some ethics, some standards by which they behave. … When you come into a work environment there are a number of ethical issues that arise fairly regularly, and most companies will give guidance to staff about how you deal with those. To that extent they’re being taught how to live up to at least the values of the organization….”

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