n Professional Accountant - Managing ethics extends beyond just corruption and compliance : ethics

Volume 2015, Issue 23
  • ISSN : 1680-7537


Regular reports of ethical failure in local and international media continue to highlight incidences of unethical behaviour and its negative costs and consequences. The extent of the challenge is such that managing misconduct is often described as 'a fight', whether against corruption, bribery, fraud or a range of other unethical and illegal behaviours. This illustrates the fact that seeking to reduce or even to eliminate misconduct is not an easy task: it can feel like an ongoing battle. However, this can lead to a major imbalance when organisations focus virtually all their attention in the field of workplace ethics on curbing misconduct. While this focus is vital, it is not sufficient.

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