How British Bank Employees Feel About Workplace Culture

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The Banking Standards Board, an independently led body that promotes high standards of behavior and competence across the United Kingdom’s banking industry, has released results of its fifth annual cultural assessment. It reports on a…

Why Promotion Is a Moral Hazard

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"When leaders very publicly fail due to ethical lapses, some people are inclined to say, 'See, that’s just how business is,' instead of learning a more inspiring lesson." Jessica Kennedy gets frustrated when people—often academics—try…

New Evidence That British Workplaces Are Losing Viewpoint Diversity

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Our data found marked differences between generations in terms of their core beliefs. In the United Kingdom, most people don’t feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. For two-thirds of the population, talking politics sincerely,…

The Moral Identity of an Organization Hinges on Leadership and Affects Everyone

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Our offices—or our Slack channels and Zoom meetings—are increasingly a forum for contentious discussions about political and social issues, and what a company’s stance should be. One of the more interesting media shake-ups recently…

Watch Us Discuss Our New Era of Organizational Culture

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAmOPRQMKzw The first webinar in a series called "Navigating a New Order: Business Responsibility and Opportunity in the Post-Trump Era," hosted by the Business & Society Program at NYU. Three forces—the…

Are Jerks More Likely to Have Workplace Power?

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If it were true that disagreeable people had an edge, it would, to some degree, make the challenge of creating an ethical culture harder since leadership is crucial to fostering an ethical climate. I admit it. In the last several years or…

The Value of Psychological Flexibility During a Pandemic

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The good news is that psychological flexibility is a skill, and, like any skill, it can be improved with practice over time. The COVID-19 pandemic, and our response to it, has foisted considerable uncertainty into the personal and professional…
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Give and Take

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Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam Grant Penguin Group (2013) (public library) Summarized by Joshua Elle Overview Adam Grant combines personal accounts and contemporary research, both made readily accessible, to build…
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Cultivating Conscience

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Cultivating Conscience: How Good Laws Make Good People by Lynn Stout (public library) Summarized by David Newman Overview Conscience, or unselfish prosocial behavior, is a real and powerful force. A growing body of empirical evidence shows…
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Personality & Personnel

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNix_6_Z5Q8 Psychologists have identified a series of characteristics that predict patterns of unethical behavior by employees. At the same time, some people may behave honestly and with great integrity…