A good values statement, properly enforced, not only creates efficiencies, but helps reduce unethical behavior.
Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
i-Sight Software has announced that it will offer a free webinar on how to write a values statement that encourages ethical behavior. The webinar will be presented by Christopher Bauer, a leading ethics expert, psychologist, author and speaker, on February 13th, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST.
Getting management and employees to make ethical choices is a major challenge for companies operating in today’s competitive business environment. The pressure to perform, generate revenue, and even stay afloat in times of economic uncertainty, can test the ethical mettle of even the most upstanding workers. It’s important, therefore, for companies to provide an environment that encourages ethical behavior and the tools to help employees make the right decisions. One way to do this is through the development and dissemination of a strong values statement.
“Writing an effective values statement can be a tougher job than it sounds,” says Bauer. “But creating a well-written and well-implemented values statement is more than worth the effort because it's one of the most important business tools your company can have. You need to take the time to get it right, though. When companies rush through the process to get it out of the way, they miss the opportunity to put an effective tool in place that can make their jobs easier in the long run,” he says. "Not only that, but the whole goal of the process is to get everyone in the organization on the same train as far as management, leadership, and customer service go. Do the job poorly and you'll risk getting them on the wrong train and that can be a disaster."
“When people know what’s expected of them, they are more likely to behave responsibly and ethically and notice when others aren’t doing the same,” says Joe Gerard, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at i-Sight. “A good values statement, properly enforced, not only creates efficiencies, but helps reduce unethical behavior, which can affect a company’s bottom line.”
Webinar attendees will learn:
- What a values statement is and how it is different from a mission statement, code of ethics and code of conduct
- How to use a values statement to drive a culture of ethics and values in your organization
- What to put (and NOT put) into a values statement for maximum impact and utility
- Who should be involved in the creation of a values statement and why they should be involved
- Why a poorly-written values statement can be more dangerous than not having one at all
- How a well-written values statement can also be used to drive more effective leadership, management, and customer service decisions
For more information and to register for the webinar, go to http://i-sight.com/how-to-write-a-values-statement-that-encourages-ethical-behavior-throughout-your-organization/.
About Chris Bauer
Christopher Bauer, PhD is a licensed psychologist with more than 25 years of experience in understanding how and why people make the choices they do. He also knows the most effective methods for teaching people how to make better choices. And that's the real name of the game in improving your company's ethics as well as maintaining the trust of customers and referral sources. Besides his expertise in ethics and in making ethics fun for his audiences, Christopher Bauer's unique style and contributions to the field have led him to be recognized with the prestigious Certified Fraud Specialist designation by the Association of Certified Fraud Specialists. He is also a professional member of the National Speakers Association and has earned their Certified Speaking Professional designation. This designation has been earned by fewer than 10 per cent of professional speaking association members worldwide.
Based in Ottawa, Canada, i-Sight is a leading provider of web-based investigative case management software. The privately held firm works with investigative teams to improve corporate investigations of fraud, employee misconduct, ethics & compliance, security and legal incidents. For information and breaking news related to corporate investigations, visit the company blog at http://www.i-sight.com.
For further information, contact:
Joe Gerard, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales
800-465-6089 or media(at)i-sight(dot)com