When Best Intentions Aren’t Enough

April 1, 2019

Most people don’t set out to act unethically. Keeping ethical considerations in mind and focusing on implications can help avoid missteps.

Why do good people do bad things in the workplace? It’s a puzzling question. There are many examples of seemingly good-intentioned or previously ethical professionals suffering a lapse or committing some sort of misconduct or ethics violation. Friends, colleagues, and even family members can often be left wondering how the honest person they thought they knew could do such a thing. The question becomes even more poignant when it involves accounting and finance professionals running the risk of ruining their reputations by crossing an ethical boundary.

by Daniel Butcher

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