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Ethics: Giving a Damn Making a Difference

Giving a Damn Making a Difference

By Cynthia Schoeman
Size: 145 x 206 mm
Pages: 111 pp
ISBN 13: 978-1-920033-15-6
Published: November 2011
Publishers: NISC (Pty) Ltd
Cover: Paperback

About the book

Next time someone tells you that ethics doesn’t makes good business sense or that competitive pressure doesn’t allow for an ethical approach, tell them to think again. Not only in South Africa but in companies and institutions across the world, misconduct of all kinds is increasingly revealed to be a destroyer of profits and reputations. This book considers the many different aspects of ethics in the workplace, and shows its role as a vital and necessary ingredient of long-term success. It offers practical advice and guidelines that address key ethical questions: Does ethics make good business sense? Does ethics pay? Why is it hard to do what’s right? How ethical is your organization? How can you improve your ethical status? Ethics: Giving a Damn, Making a Difference is essential reading for executives, managers, public sector officials, employees, students of ethics, and everyone who is genuinely committed to finding out more about ethics and how it works in practice.

About the Authors

Cynthia Schoeman is an author, speaker, consultant, workshop facilitator, and lecturer on the topic of workplace ethics.

Recognizing that there was insufficient practical support for organizations to manage their ethics effectively, she created the Ethics Monitor, a web-based ethics survey instrument to assist them in evaluating, analysing, and raising their ethical status. This is one of the interventions that her business, Ethics Monitoring & Management Services, offers in pursuit of improving workplace ethics.

She has written An Employee’s Guide to Workplace Ethics and her articles appear regularly in the press and business journals.

Cynthia lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Chapter 1: What is ethics? You know this, but read it anyway
Chapter 2: Does workplace ethics make good sense? The bottom line question: does ethics pay?
Chapter 3: How ethical are you? Measuring and monitoring ethical status
Chapter 4: How can you improve your ethical status?
Chapter 5: Ethical dilemmas: why it’s hard to do what’s right
Chapter 6: Towards an ethics tipping point

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