Communicating Ethical Values Internally

Publication type: Good practice guide
15 May 2015

Tags: Communication & Engagement

An organisation which operates to high ethical standards is one where ethics is just ‘the way we do things around here’. This Good Practice Guide shares examples of some ways of communicating messages about ethical values to employees so that they are empowered to ‘do the right thing’. It examines the role of internal communications in establishing a corporate culture.

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Chapter 1 gives a brief overview of what is being communicated and why it is important to communicate ethical values.

Chapter 2 outlines what to consider when devising an ethical communications strategy. It examines some of the challenges and looks at broader issues such as language and tone.

Chapters 3 to 6 look at different ways to enhance internal communication about ethical values – from tone at the top, codes of ethics and training through to other tools and communication channels, like social media, videos, radio, blogs, gamification and even the workplace environment, Summary Using interviews with ethics and compliance officers and experts in internal communications and learning and development, they offer some practical guidance on communicating effectively.

Chapter 7 explores ways to keep up the momentum of an ethical communications programme.

A Checklist summarises key considerations when devising an effective strategy for communicating ethical values

An organisation which operates to high ethical standards is one where ethics is just ‘the way we do things around here’. But how do you communicate something as nebulous as ‘integrity’? How can you communicate the ethical standards of an organisation effectively, so that they are not only understood, but are embedded in decision-making and behaviour?

This Good Practice Guide shares examples of some ways of communicating messages about ethical values to employees so that they are empowered to ‘do the right thing’. It examines the role of internal communications in establishing a corporate culture.

It will help all those charged with communicating messages about ethics and ethical values within their organisation, and in particular:

  • Ethics and Compliance practitioners
  • Internal Communications, Human Resources, Learning & Development and Change Management professionals.
Communicating Ethical Values Internally

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