Our New Research Page on Trust, Airline Ethics, Interviewing Caroline Webb on How to Have a Good Day & More: Ethical Systems June Newsletter

Our New Research Page on Trust, Airline Ethics, Interviewing Caroline Webb on How to Have a Good Day & More: Ethical Systems June Newsletter

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Ethics Scholar Interview: Caroline Webb, author of How to Have a Good Day and Expert on Behavioral Sciences and Ethics

"The primary focus of applied behavioral science to date has been public policy – something I applaud as a one-time policy wonk myself. But there’s a lot of untapped opportunity in business. At the moment, behavioral insights are mostly being applied by folks in the marketing function, and to a lesser extent in strategic decision-making. I’m always surprised that there isn’t more making its way into the people and culture domain, both through the HR function and in everyday management. But I’m optimistic that this will change – and it’s my mission to help change it"

Learn more about Caroline Webb's approach to coaching and how to improve the depth and impact of your conversations >>

Our New Research Page on Trust

We are proud to launch our new research page on Trust, with information curated by ES Collaborator Dr. Bob Hurley of the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University.

The ideas on this page cover various aspects of trust, with an emphasis on how to strengthen the trustworthiness of organizational systems and institutions, which are central to a well-functioning society.​

Explore research on trust, ethics and business >>

Our Book Discussion with Jack Ewing and NYU's Center for Sustainable Business

On May 23, Ethical Systems and the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business welcomed Jack Ewing, European Economics Correspondent for The New York Times, for a discussion of his new book "Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal".

“Arrogance has a price,” said Ewing. “A strong ethical foundation is hard to achieve, but it is a part of what makes a company successful and profitable.”

Read the event summary on our blog >>

Airlines and Stakeholders: A First Class Relationship

If U.S. airlines (and corporations generally) wish to improve their long-term value, especially in an increasingly transparent global environment, they could do worse than to take an ethical orientation toward employees, customers, and stakeholders writ broad.

All about short-term thinking and more in the airline industry >>

Ask an Ethics Expert


Question for David Mayer, our June expert. See more questions and answers online!
 
Q: I was CCed on an email containing salary information of my colleagues. I saw that one of my teammates is making more than I am but they have less responsibility than I do. Can I use this info to my
advantage and renegotiate my compensation?

A: Sometimes ignorance is bliss. It is tough when you find out a coworker is better compensated than you (and with less responsibility nonetheless). Your reaction is consistent with what we would expect from equity theory which posits that people feel it is unfair when someone believes they contribute more but get rewarded less than another person. Fortunately, there is a large scientific literature on negotiation to help you figure out what to do.  Continue reading >>
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NEW: Each month, we solicit audience-submitted questions to submit to one of our esteemed collaborators. Selected questions and answers will be featured online and in next month's newsletter.

For our third installment, we have recruited Robert Bloomfield, Nicholas H. Noyes Professor of Management and Professor of Accounting at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Expertise: Accounting and business ethics

Click here to submit a question online. Answers in the July/August newsletter! >>

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