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This season of The HR Bartender Show is focused on workplace ethics. According to research from the University of Notre Dame, organizations with ethical cultures outperform their competition AND companies with less than ethical cultures see a negative impact on performance. It totally makes sense. Customers want to do business with ethical organizations. Employees want to work at ethical companies.
To start this season’s conversation about ethics, I’m delighted to chat with Dr. Martin Armstrong, vice president of payroll shared services for Charter Communications, a Fortune 100 company in the United States. Charter Communications is a $54B cable operator with 32 million customers and over 103,000 employees in 44 states.
Dr. Armstrong has been a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) since 1990 and holds a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from Argosy University. His dissertation concentrated on employee readiness for organizational change. In addition, he has authored over 45 published articles and has extensive training in performance metrics, process improvement methodologies, change management, strategic tax planning, and mergers & acquisitions.
In this episode, we talk about ethical cultures and the importance of recognizing and eliminating opportunities for unethical behavior.
One of the reasons I’m excited to talk about ethics this season is because I believe we need to talk about ethics more often. Organizations can reduce opportunities for unethical behavior when they communicate about ethics and expected behavior.
It can be very tempting to not discuss ethics because we don’t want people to think we don’t trust them. It’s really the opposite. We build trust by having an ethical standard and talking about it. That’s how ethical behavior becomes part of the company’s culture – because employees embrace it.
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