In this episode, I am joined by Jay Rosen, VP of Business Development for Affiliated Monitors, Inc. We consider what can influence an organization’s ethical culture, starting at the top with senior leadership. We consider such questions as whether your senior leaders practice what they preach as employees can spot a disconnect from a mile away.

 Highlights include:

  • A company does not have an ethical culture unless top management commits to it.
  • Equally important is a sense of organizational justice and fairness.
  • One of the key elements of effective leadership is listening and that also applies to a company’s culture.
  • Do senior leadership give their people the opportunity to be heard?
  • Do senior leaders get out of the ivory tower, go out into the field and meet with employees?
  • Are there town halls or other types of group interactions?
  • Do the employees see whether their leaders are living those kinds of values?
  • It is crucial for perception to equal reality.
  • The bottom line is there must be alignment between what top management says and the company’s core values – between what the organization says and what it does.

For more information see Jay’s blog post What Factors Influence a Company’s Ethical Culture? on Corporate Compliance Insights.

For more information on Affiliated Monitors, Inc. check out their website here.