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Measuring Ethical Culture: What Our Data Tells Us 2017-10-12T11:25:22+00:00

We all know culture matters to business success. But how can you know if your company’s ethical culture is healthy? Measure it.

To help, we’ve created the industry’s most effective system to assess perceptions of your ethical culture, built around the Eight Pillars of Culture which we’ve identified over a decade of work.

We’ve had the opportunity to partner with companies to assess the perceptions of their employees as it pertains to ethical culture. Through these assessments, we’ve aggregated, anonymized, and analyzed all of the responses. The result is a large data set we can benchmark against and provide insights into your ethical culture. Add in data from the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies® and you have a superior dataset we referenced for our ethical culture data infographic.

In it you’ll find:

  • Number of data sources on average used by the World’s Most Ethical Companies.
  • Dedicated survey or inclusion in engagement survey? What WMEs use.
  • The importance of training your managers to respond to ethical concerns raised by your employees.
  • How many experience pressure to compromise the Code of Conduct.
  • Are concerns investigated? Your employees aren’t sure either.

Evaluate How You Communicate and Measure Ethical Culture with our Diagnostic

Benchmark how you are communicating and measuring ethical culture at your organization against leading companies

The Diagnostic consists of three weighted and scored sections:

Empowering Leadership

To what extent is management equipped to foster an open and ethical work environment?

Communicating Ethics

Is management actively encouraged to foster an ethical culture across the organization – and given the tools to do so?

Measuring Culture

Are the methods used to assess company ethical culture robust? Is culture measured frequently?