This week you learned about ethical dilemmas, which can be influenced by codes of conduct. According to Hill and Rap (2014), codes of conduct should be promulgated from the bottom up. “The processes involved are discussed using four discrete stages that move from the personal to the work team and to the unit to the full company, followed by the board of directors’ evaluation” (p. 621). Normally codes of conduct come from the top down. Discuss whether codes of conduct would be better coming from the bottom up or the top down. You may use the article below to support your discussion.
Hill, R., & Rapp, J. (2014). Codes of ethical conduct: A bottom-up approach. Journal of Business Ethics, 123(4), 621-630.