Business Ethics Training

Business ethics training is very important for all companies, regardless of their size and industry. Business ethics involves everything from how you treat your employees to the products you choose to sell. Ethics training helps people understand their responsibilities towards others, and how those responsibilities impact the success of their company. The responsibility of companies also includes how they treat their customers and suppliers, as well as how they choose to advertise and promote their business.

How should we act towards other people? Why should we even act in certain, predefined ways towards them? Do we do so out of purely self-interest? Such philosophical questions bear great importance as to how any society functions. How we view human beings can affect where we target legislation, how we act towards them and even impact our norms and cultural perspectives. Unsurprisingly, these questions are extremely important in business. How we should act towards other employees and how we approach our craft can not only determine how closely-knit our bonds to our company are, but even influence company culture, overall morale and therefore productivity. As such, competent employers know the importance of instilling a sense of ethics within their companies.

Business ethics courses offer customised business ethics training classes that address not only the key issues affecting your company and your employees, but also throughout different company settings. Students of a business ethics course will first learn and recognise the significance of ethical conduct, its benefits, legal obligations and applicable policies. They will also learn about why some choices are right and some choices are wrong, and how those choices impact their company’s bottom line.

Business ethics training will not only provide you with a solid foundation of what is appropriate in business, but also practical skills for you to build on. During your Business ethics training, you will be able to apply these concepts to real-world scenarios. By doing so, you will have the ability to address ethical dilemmas when they arise. As a result, you will be prepared to confront ethically charged situations without being caught off guard or lacking the knowledge to solve it. Being prepared for these situations will allow you to think clearly and make informed decisions.

Suggested Course Objectives:

Understand the Difference Between Ethics and Morals

What precisely makes a decision ethical? Our trainer starts the session with a brief discussion on the definitions of ethics and morals and also the difference between the two. Our trainer provides examples on how this can change outcomes.

Understand the Value of Ethics

Ethical decisions can bring great value to an organisation. We provide participants with real life workplace examples of how ethics have value.

Identify Some of Your Values and Moral Principles

Everyone can see right and wrong differently. The difficulty with ethics is that what may appear morally right (or ethical) to one man may seem appalling to another. Our trainer helps participants to identify their own values and moral principals through this discussion.

Be Familiar with some Philosophical Approaches to Ethical Decisions

Over the years, there have been many philosophers who have attempted to define a method for making reasonable decisions. We provide some added tools to aid in making conclusions that are ethical.

Identify Some Ways to Improve Ethics in your Office

We all would like to avoid making an unethical decision. This session provides information on how we can improve and avoid the issues within our own workplace.

Know what is required to start developing an office code of ethics

A code of ethics, followed and when correctly implemented, can create happier workers, more consistent decisions and commitment from staff. This session here provides participants with tools and information to start to develop a code of ethics within the workplace. This can be customized to suit your needs if this training session is for your team.

Know Some Ways to Avoid Ethical Dilemmas

This section is a collection of tips to assist in preventing ethical dilemmas. We discuss how you can avoid many situations with some quick and easy tips.

Have Some Tools to Help You Make Better Decisions

There are tools such as the three stage problem solving model and others that can help you make better decisions. Learn how to use the new tools to help you make ethical decisions.

Tailor It!

Do you have requirements or training objectives that are not listed above? Learn more about our tailored training workbooks and how Paramount Training is able to create and develop something just for you and your team. If you are looking to develop proper business ethics within your company then our editing team can customise a course for you. For more information, please contact us. Now training in Parramatta, Darwin, Gold Coast, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane. All across Australia.

Business Ethics Training Outline

Lesson One

Getting Started

  • Icebreaker
  • Housekeeping Items
  • Workshop Aims

Lesson Two

What is Ethics?

  • What is Business Ethics
  • 10 Benefits of Managing Ethics
  • Case Study

Lesson Three

Implementing Ethics in the Workplace

  • Benefits
  • Strategies for Managing Ethics in the Workplace
  • Functions and Responsibilities

Lesson Four

Employer / Employee Rights

  • Privacy Policies
  • Harassment Issues
  • Technology

Lesson Five

Business and Social Responsibilities

  • Identifying Kinds of Responsibilities
  • Case Study
  • Handling Conflicting Social and Business Responsibilities
  • Case Study

Lesson Six

Ethical Decisions

  • The Basics
  • Balancing Personal and Organisational Ethics
  • Common Dilemmas
  • Making Ethical Decisions
  • Overcoming Obstacles

Lesson Seven

Whistle Blowing

  • Criteria and Risk
  • The Procedure
  • When You Should “Blow the Whistle”

Lesson Eight

Managerial Ethics

  • Ethical Management
  • Identifying the Attributes
  • Ensuring Ethical Behavior

Lesson Nine

Unethical Behavior

  • Recognise and Identify
  • Preventing
  • Addressing
  • Interventions

Lesson Ten

Ethics in Business (I)

  • Organisation Basics
  • Addressing the Needs
  • Ethical Principles

Lesson Eleven

Ethics in Business (II)

  • Ethical Safeguards
  • Developing a Code of Ethics
  • Performing an Internal Ethics Audit
  • Upholding the Ethics Program

Lesson Twelve

Wrapping Up

  • Words From the Wise
  • Review
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion Of Action Plans and Evaluations
Additional Modules and Sample Sections

Understand the Difference Between Ethics and Morals

We often interchange both ethics and morals to mean “how an individual should act.” This is partly true and wholly sufficient in our everyday context. However, since there is a need for businesses to properly stipulate its rules and ethical principles, there is a need to differentiate between morality and ethics. Exactly how do these things differ and how do they impact our decision-making? How do we know whether we are truly abiding by our business ethics or not? Your capacity to answer these and other such questions will determine just how dutiful you are as an employee. In that regard, our trainer begin the training course with a discussion on the difference between morality and ethics.

Understand the Value of Ethics

Once we’ve established the difference between both morality and ethics, our trainer will discuss the value of the latter. Why is it important to learn ethics? Why do businesses often establish them? Aren’t the laws we have in our society enough already? Why the need for further, nuanced ethical principles? There are many other questions which discuss the implications of establishing an ethical system and it is important to discuss each one before proceeding with creating ethical principles.

Identify Some of Your Values and Moral Principles

For employees, working in a company would have to mean adopting different principles which may run contrary to your own. This alone can cause various problems. To this end, our trainer hold discussions on how you view certain things, allowing you to shed light on how your moral compass works.

Be Familiar with some Philosophical Approaches to Ethical Decisions

Throughout history, various philosophers have attempted to create universal principles on how to act towards others and sometimes, you can even see how these principles tend to operate within the business world. That besides, there are various conceptions of the human person which often lay the foundation for these ethical principles. Our goal is to go over each of these principles in turn, discuss how these principles can influence some of the more common ethical frameworks that businesses tend to adopt, and how these principles can affect you and your decisions personally.

Identify Some Ways to Improve Ethics in your Office

All sense of productivity and unity begins with a set of ethical principles. These principles, when implemented well, not only make sure that employees follow rules, but can even allow them to explore their own culture as a microcosm of what they’re doing at work. In other words, these rules can end up determining the environment of a company. Your employees can become more cheerful or serious depending on these ethical principles. As such, there is a need to improve ethics within the workplace. Our trainer will provide various ways on how to make it happen.

Know what is required to start developing an office code of ethics

To effectively implement principles, they must first be established. This means that the ethical goal of a company should be made clear. In the process, they will have to be clear as to how the management looks at their employees and how they intend to treat them. That besides, a company’s code of ethics must make an effort to appeal to as many moral compasses as possible and not be adversarial to the sensibilities of the company’s employees. A well-established code of ethics will seamlessly translate into a vibrant company culture, loyal employee base, increased productivity and even a solid customer relationship. Our trainer will provide various tips on how to address business ethics at a fundamental level.

Know Some Ways to Avoid Ethical Dilemmas

Unfortunately, ethical principles can often run into various dilemmas which can potentially complicate how companies are managed. Just as how constitution-making involves meticulous attention to every word and making sure that all ambiguities are addressed, so too must companies learn various ways to prevent these ethical dilemmas. Our trainer will provide these methods and more as we discuss some of these dilemmas.

Have Some Tools to Help You Make Better Decisions

Fortunately, aside from ethical principles, there are other ways of making more precise decisions such as our three stage problem -solving model. These tools are guaranteed to aid you in making productive decisions which are not only ethical, but are even compatible with whatever moral compass you may have. Learn more about these tools now!

Customised Training Session For Teams (Included No Charge)

As a part of our training service, we also provide full customisation options to our clients. This includes full customisation of the manual, delivery, images included, activities and even the inclusion of your company logo! Above this, we can customise the content and really focus it on your teams needs as a generic session just doesn’t cut it. Contact us for your next customised training quote to experience the paramount difference.

In-House Customised training benefits:

  • Flexible length – You choose the length of the session
  • Highly Effective Team/Industry Specific
  • Certificate of Completion (Professional Grade)
  • Create a Team Building environment
  • Cost effective – Group rate discount
  • Printed courseware (No need to download or use an App to read)

Creating Content (Contact us for Quotation)

Content that is created helps your participants feel better about the session. Whether it is simple customisation or more in-depth content creation, either options increase the effectiveness of training. If you decide to order the courseware option and have our team create content for you, we provide you the full rights and ownership to the material. You can have our team do the work for you and help you deliver a great session in-house. Learn more about the Courseware creation contacting our team.

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No training course is complete without a trainer to work with the client. Our course trainers are diligent, licensed professionals, who are ready to tend to your training needs and who can accommodate you at any time or place, provided you are online. Every training course we have has a trainer ready to serve your needs, although, you could also request for a specific trainer, and the company will provide him or her to you. Our clients’ quality of learning experience and satisfaction is our top concern, and our trainers are prepared to help make that happen. Book in now!

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Paramount’s training courses have many good qualities to boast, and one of its qualities is that the client paces all of the courses. That’s right, the client chooses how the course proceeds and when it does as well. Being able to self-pace the course provides flexibility to our response to the customer’s training needs, so the customer never has to feel pressured by meeting a class schedule or location, since both are flexible. We only want our customers to have the best possible learning experience when they take our training courses. Book Now!

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