April 2018
ICPM NewsBriefs
ICPM news updates for April
 
Management and Business Ethics - Part 2
 
 
A framework for an ethical code of conduct within a business might be framed around five corporate goals or core business objectives: productivity, competition, profitability, efficiency and service/sustainability.
 
An ethical concern for productivity means a manager’s goals should revolve around a concern for productiveness or work output.  It is hard to dispute this idea.  Yet, some unethical leaders identify with this objective to such a high degree that they become overachieving workaholics who expect followers to behave likewise.  As workaholics, they can become insensitive to people, because concern for production becomes their only interest.  In situations like this, employees may feel like they are being used as a ‘means’ to a corporate end.
 
On the other side of the production spectrum, some managers show little or no concern for output as they become indifferent toward productivity.  Maybe this is due to low motivation, lack of empowerment or lack of rewards. This extreme of unproductiveness (or non-identification with productivity) or uncaring attitude towards people and production is also unethical.
 
How should an ethical manager go about developing and operationalizing an ethical framework or code of conduct in a business?  The challenge is to provide employees with a clear understanding of the core principled behaviors that constitute being productive, competitive, profitable, efficient and service/sustainability-minded.  This is easier said than done.  As this involves a leader’s identification of key moral principles that exemplify the virtues of diligence, resourcefulness/industriousness, stewardship, prudence in handling the relationship between people and objectives and self-forgetfulness/generosity.
 
The crucial question then becomes “What types of behaviors are examples of these virtuous principles?” It depends on what principle-centered behaviors are valued by managers. Developing an ethical code of behavior is not easy.  Leaders must not only identify key virtuous behaviors based on moral principles, but they must live and breathe these behaviors by becoming a role model for employees.
 
In the final analysis, a company’s financial success will be due in part to its reputation. A reputation built on sound and consistent business principles that must be consistently communicated and integrated into a manager’s ethical framework, company code of conduct and daily business transactions. A positive reputation cannot be bought nor can one assign a value to it, as it is priceless. But reputation can be significantly enhanced through a focus on ethical business principles and objectives.
 
Next up Part three - how to integrate business ethics into corporate objectives.
 
 
 
 
AMS Foundation Scholarship Awards
ICPM is proud to announce that two Administrative Management Scholarships (AMS) have been awarded to prospective CM applicants for spring 2018. AMS was the founding sponsor of the Certified Administrative Manager (C.A.M) certification, an advanced level management certification which ICPM acquired in 1995. AMS ceased operations in 1992, and the AMS Foundation continued until 2007, when it made a generous donation to ICPM to create a legacy through the funding of scholarships.
Angela M. Arey is a RLATG certified Junior Scientist and Vivarium Manager for Hera BioLabs, a CRO based in Kentucky that specializes in oncology, toxicology, and humanization of tissues. Angela has over 10-years experience working with laboratory animals; ranging from livestock to exotic species in the wild. Her expertise in animal care and use programs, federal regulatory compliance, research facility design, animal welfare, and specialized investigative techniques provide crucial elements to Hera's strong foundations.
George Youssef Farid career extended 17 years in the HR Function with NGOs, Hospitality and pharmaceuticals industries. With a diverse portfolio; George is passionate to help the businesses make the most of their resources and talents beside helping individuals make the most of their personal growth.
ICPM will attend the 2018 National Restaurant Association Tradeshow in Chicago (May 19-22) 
 
The greatest asset of the Certified Manager certification is that it can be applied to managers across multiple industries. With that in mind, ICPM will be attending the National Resturant Association to network with restaurant industry leaders. Make sure to check out all the National Restaurant Association Tradeshow has to offer by clicking the image below.
 
If you are attending the show please stop by booth #10946 in the Lakeside Center of McCormick Place next to the World Culinary Showcase.
 
CMs in the restaurant industry, ICPM would love to hear about your experience. If you would like to provide a testimonial please email johnsotd@jmu.edu 
 
 
EDUBriefs
Educate yourself with a variety of management articles
by Eva de Mol, Jeff Pollack, & Violet T. Ho / April 10, 2018
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