Business Ethics

BUSINESS ETHICS

  • PURPOSE

  • COURSE CONTENT

  • DELIVERY

  • ACCREDITATION

This course explores the relationship and conflict between values, ethics and organisational culture. The first unit also covers the impact of organisational values and culture on organisations. In business, you have to answer to many different people: customers, shareholders and clients. Determining what to do when an ethical dilemma arises among these different interests can be tricky, and as such, business ethics are complex and multifaceted. This course covers the importance of ethics in South Africa, including the South African Constitution, the Batho Pele principles and the King report. It looks at the roles, benefits and ethics of corporate governance.

Unit 1: Ethics, values and culture

  1. How to apply the principles of ethics to improve organisational culture
  2. Relationship between personal values, ethics and organisational culture
  3. Relationship between ethics and organisational culture
  4. Types of cultures and how they influence ethics and values
  5. Conflicts between personal values and organisational values and ethics
  6. Illustrations of conflicts
  7. Impact of organisational values and culture on organisations
  8. Role of organisational values and culture on triple bottom line

Unit 2: Understanding ethics, values and culture

  1. Importance of ethics in South Africa
  2. Batho Pele principles
  3. The King report
  4. Corporate governance and ethics
  5. Role of corporate governance
  6. Benefits of corporate governance
  7. Ethics of corporate governance
  8. Ethical practices in a unit

Unit 3: Principles of corporate ethics

  1. Principles of corporate ethics
  2. Assessing individual and organisational conduct, values and ethics
  3. Conducting a survey to collect information on organisational values, codes of conduct and ethics
  4. How do you prepare a survey?
  5. Sampling
  6. Interviews and phone surveys
  7. Evaluating the current state against desired state with respect to values, ethics and code of conduct
  8. Elements of a SWOT analysis
  9. Setting goals and objectives

Unit 2: Recommendations for strengthening organisational values, code of conduct and ethics

  1. Developing an implementation plan to strengthen organisational values, ethics and code of conduct
  2. Roles and responsibilities of a manager in strengthening ethics, code and values
  3. Promoting the values, code and ethics
  4. Elements of a communication plan
  5. Monitoring and evaluating improvements in values, code and ethics

5 Day Courses: Participants will receive a SpecCon Holdings certificate upon completion of all courses.

1 Day Courses: Participants will receive a SpecCon Holdings certificate upon completion of this course.

5 Day Courses: Participants will receive a SpecCon Holdings certificate upon completion of all courses.

1 Day Courses: Participants will receive a SpecCon Holdings certificate upon completion of this course.