Ethics in the Workplace
Felix Adler believed you must always question “how am I influencing the persons with whom I come in contact? How, as an employer, am I influencing my employees...Am I supremely interested in getting the best results out of the people with whom I am in touch? Am I helping them to make the most of themselves?”
During Sunday platforms and various group meetings (in person, online, or by phone), we gather to learn and discuss ethical practices, organize ways to improve our world, and reconnect with other like-minded individuals. During the workweek we are often faced with issues and people that either exemplify or challenge our ethical beliefs. In this upcoming series, members of the Movement will enlighten us on such ethical concerns and decisions associated with their various occupations in each issue’s “Ethics in the Workplace.”
Some occupations have established codes of ethics while others have implied rules. Educate your fellow Ethical Culturists on the ethical standards associated with your vocation, the ethical successes and struggles you face at work. We would love to have “Ethics in the Classroom,” “Ethics in the Newsroom,” “Ethics in the Hospital,” “Ethics in the Restaurant,” “Ethics in the Photography Lab,” “Ethics on Ice,” and wherever else your vocation takes you.Submissions for the next issue should be 500–750 words (about one page) and sent to dialogue.aeu[at]gmail.com by Monday, September 26, 2011. Include your potential title in the email subject line (e.g. “Ethics in the Post Office”).