A Good Day's Work: Sustaining Ethical Behavior and Business Success

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2007 - Business & Economics - 276 pages
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Actionable tools and processes to ensure the ethical behavior that feeds profitable business growth

The path to business success begins with behavior. This book provides tools from the study of ethics, scientific management practices, and behavioral psychology to ensure that ethical behavior is the foundation for workplace practices.

A Good Day's Work delivers strategies to improve the ethical climate for its own sake and achieve business success that supports critically important values necessary for the survival of the broader culture. Everyone, from the mailroom to the boardroom, will benefit.

  • Delivers a comprehensive blueprint for making ethical behavior integral to business processes and performance management
  • Goes beyond posted codes of conduct to illustrate how daily business practice maintains or impedes doing the right thing in the right way
  • Provides a decision-making tool to assess business activity against a pragmatic and sound ethical standard
  • Illustrates how ethical breaches often stem from small missteps and offers techniques for preventing them

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Contents

PART ONE DEFINING ETHICS
3
Building Moral Integrity
17
Is Business Amoral?
33
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Alice Darnell Lattal, Ph.D., is President and CEO of Aubrey Daniels International, an international management consulting firm. She is an adjunct professor of psychology at West Virginia University and is on the Board of Directors of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. Dr. Lattal is the coauthor, along with Dr. Clark, of Workplace Ethics: Winning the Integrity Revolution.

Ralph W. Clark, Ph.D., a philosophy professor at West Virginia University, teaches courses in business ethics, current moral problems, and ethical theory. He has published in such journals as Philosophy and The Monist and is the author of Introduction to Moral Reasoning and Introduction to Philosophical Thinking.

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