Because of the increased scrutiny on the actions of corporations and those who act on behalf of organizations, there has been increased attention placed on the ethical actions within organizations. Many organizations have responded to this increased scrutiny by establishing formal ethics programs to address what are appropriate actions for those working for the company.
You and two other individuals have decided to start a company that will provide management consulting services to nonprofit organizations. The company will have approximately 15–20 total employees. Since many of your clients will be paying you from funds provided by government sources, you have decided that it would be appropriate to have an ethics program in place before you start offering services.
Develop an ethics program (suggested length of 5–7 pages) for the given company in which you:
A. Develop an appropriate standards and procedures section, such as a code of ethics.
B. Develop a section that has a plan for an appropriate ethics training program.
C. Develop a section that discusses systems to monitor, audit, and report misconduct.
D. Develop a section that has a plan to review and improve the ethics program over time.
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