Where do you draw the line on ethics? How do you take a stand when you want to keep your job? This week, we discuss ethical behavior and the responsibility people have regarding it.
- At a company, ethical behavior starts at the top
- Being ethical at the beginning of a firm is easy compared to the grey areas that show up as features and marketplace opportunities evolve
- External partners with different ethics can put pressure on a firm that is trying to be ethical in its own actions
- There's no solid lines for determining ethical behavior. The law can't handle it all.
- Google's Don't Be Evil slogan did us all a disservice by taking a vague stand.
- Doing harm and being evil are not necessarily the same thing.
- Often the problem is that company leaders determine what's ethical based solely on how they feel about things. They leave empathy out of the determination.
- When you join a firm that has a "trial period" it's also your opportunity to research the ethics of the firm and find out if you want to work there long term
- Google Code of Conduct in 2010
- Don't be evil - Wikipedia
- Alphabet replaces Google's 'Don't be evil' with 'Do the right thing' - Endgadget
- Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data breach - Wikipedia
- Vibes Media
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