Do you find yourself operating in an increasingly complex and ever changing environment? Are you becoming more concerned about transparency and trust? Do you know how to bring about positive change without alienating your community or employees?
Whether you are private organisation with a purpose to “make a profit” or a public organisation that is “not for profit” you probably find yourself facing more ethical dilemmas and more complicated decision making in your day to day work.
All of us in Ireland have been waking up to the results of a lack of social responsibility and organisational ethics. Injustice and rule bending is becoming more and more visible, and less and less acceptable. Corporate recklessness, exploitation, dishonesty and negligence is bad for business too and public opinion is now re-shaping expectations and standards.
Businesses and non-profit organisations are now recognising that there can be too many negative effects and outcomes driving organisational change. As never before, there are advantages from behaving ethically, with humanity, compassion, and with proper consideration for the world.
What is ethical leadership and practice and how can Framework support you to develop yours?
A single precise definition of “being ethical” is not easy to agree, yet we all know in our gut and in our instincts when a decision is made that is based on fairness, transparency, honesty, objectivity, respect and for the greater good. Ethical Leadership means applying these strong values to not only what we do but how we do it.
Framework has been at the heart of developing ethical practice in Ireland for 20 years. Working with government funded projects to tackle poverty and disadvantage Framework has created models of participative working between diverse stakeholders. This work has helped us to look at problems in organisations from many angles and to assist groups of people to work together more effectively towards positive change.