The, Ethics, And Today 's Corporate Values

922 Words Jan 15th, 2015 4 Pages
As shown in table 1, employees being dishonest can ruin relationships with coworkers and customers, ruin their personal reputation, and can leave important problems not resolved. Some of the more severe outcomes of acting dishonest can include termination and possibly even potential legal issues. In the article written by Ken Silverstein titled Enron, Ethics, And Today’s Corporate Values, he states that “sixteen executives involved in the Enron scandal were sentenced to prison” (Silverstein 2013). No matter the severity of the dishonest act, there will always be some form of punishment as the outcome. So how can employers reduce these acts of dishonesty in the workplace and prevent any of these punishable outcomes from occurring?
Preventing lying, cheating, and stealing in the workforce can be difficult to manage but there are multiple steps employers can take to help prevent situations like these from arising in the workplace. Employers can enforce a code of ethics and many other policies that restrict the use of dishonesty. According to the article Employees Cheating Time… But What Can You Do About It? by Kris Dunn, creating environments with employees who are honest about their work gives other employees people to look up to and mirror their actions, which could potentially help prevent dishonesty. Also, continually disciplining employees who are caught in the act of being dishonest will help reduce the amount of dishonesty in the workplace (Dunn 2011). In…
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