This article accompanies The Human Risk Factor.
In its seventh National Business Ethics Survey, the Ethics Resource Center continues to track the real-life views of employees at all levels within companies to determine what is happening within businesses and the ethics risks that employees face.
The executive summary finds both historically low levels of current misconduct in the American workplace and record high levels of employee reporting.
However, it also finds "ominous warning signs," including increased retaliation and pressure to compromise standards.
Read the executive summary as well as Section 4 of the report, which focuses on ways companies can reduce their ethical risks.
It is offered with the permission of the Ethics Resource Center, 2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 201, Arlington, VA 22202. http://www.ethics.org © 2012, Ethics Resource Center.