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Is the Practice of Ethics not Being Followed by the Preachers?
A company with aggressive financial and organizational business objectives, but with no formal ethics program, may be setting itself up for disaster. A survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Ethics Resource Center (ERC) found that over half of the respondents had witnessed violations of the law or of the organizations standards of ethical business conduct. The most frequent offenses consisted of lying to supervisors, abusing drugs or alcohol and lying on reports or falsifying records. Finally, 47 percent cited that they feel pressured by other employees to compromise their organizations code of ethics to achieve the businesss objectives.
Small Businesses Grow Within Incubators
Small business incubators are a good resource for nurturing start-up or fledgling companies, according to an article in the Washington Business Journal. There are currently about 500 incubators operating in the United States. These incubators are run by the government, nonprofit organizations, private developers and universities. Incubators offer flexible space and leases to small or struggling businesses. They usually receive below-market rates, basic business services, financial and technical assistance and a network of relationships with other business owners. For those small companies thats just what they need, a little extra help. Incubators are out there waiting.