There are millions of businesses throughout the country, with many right here in the Rocklin and Sacramento areas. But as a business owner or manager have you ever wondered just what it is that helps to make a business ethical? Many people don’t, at least until something of a questionable nature arises. Yet taking the time to think about business ethics from the start may help you avoid problems later on.
Business ethics is essentially the way that a company operates. It includes everything from how honest they are in their advertising practices to how fairly they treat their employees, and a lot of things in between. While there are many things that can help create an ethical business, here are 5 that most ethical businesses share:
- Integrity. An ethical business doesn’t waiver on what is right and wrong. The employees and leaders stick to their values. Ethical businesses don’t change their values as they go along or to try and make more money.
- Work-life balance. Many managers are so pressured to perform that they tend to feel stressed out. This stress can cause other problems with the company. An ethical company respects the fact that there needs to be a work-life balance for managers and they don’t press them to give more than they are able to.
- Customer safety. Businesses that are ethical take customer safety seriously. They aim to keep the users of their products and services safe, even if it means delaying a release, doing a recall, or making other important decisions.
- Workplace issues. When it comes to human resources, ethical businesses adhere to policies that make people feel comfortable during the hiring process. They know the questions that are legal to ask and those to avoid.
- Organizational culture.
Companies that are ethical create an organizational culture that supports and encourages people to be honest, avoid scandals, and to be loyal. Having an ethical business atmosphere creates employees who are more inclined to do the right thing on behalf of the business.
Whether your business is in Rocklin, Sacramento or throughout California it is important to aim for being ethical. Those businesses that follow ethical practices will benefit because consumers will trust them more, become loyal, and they may avoid lawsuits. Being an ethical business starts with having a manager that wants to make a difference, and that difference is in doing things the right way, even when they require taking a harder path.
The Law Offices of Terry L. Gilbeau provides personalized counsel to clients in a variety of business and personal matters, including creditors’ rights, debt collection, products liability and international transaction issues. His office is located in Rocklin, CA, just outside of Sacramento, CA, near Roseville, Lincoln, Auburn, in Placer County and can be reached at (916-626-5539) or email Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for the firm website http://www.gilbeaulaw.com/