Ethics in the Workplace

Elizabeth Simon

Director, Ethics & Compliance at Cox Enterprises

Learning Objectives

More and more news stories share examples of companies who have chosen not to do the right thing. How can we maintain a culture of compliance and ensure our employees choose to do the right thing? This session will explore the research on why cultural failures occur at corporations, provide some examples of companies in the news that have made bad decisions resulting in negative news, fines, or penalties, and leave you with some key takeaways to improve the Speak Up culture at your company.


Key Takeaways:



  • An ethical culture can lead to increased profitability for your company

  • Hotlines are an important way to identify misconduct in the workplace before is becomes pervasive

  • Trust is key to ensuring employees feel safe and engaged in the workplace