Ethics at work: Survey of employees 2018

Philippa Foster-Back, Director of the Institute of Business Ethics

The first ever New Zealand findings from the international survey ‘The Ethics at Work: Survey of Employees 2018′ will be revealed on 28 November.  This event will analyse employees’ perceptions of ethics in the workplace and the challenges faced by organisations. 


Philippa Foster-Back, CBE, Director of the Institute of Business Ethics, from the UK, will set the scene and share the key findings of this global survey which includes Asia-Pacific countries. 

A commentary on the New Zealand data will be provided by Professor Karin Lasthuizen. Professor Lasthuizen is the Chair of the Ethics Committee at Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) and holds the Brian Picot Chair in Ethical Leadership at the School of Management, Victoria University of Wellington. 

The survey

The survey included the following questions which were put to employees across the private and public sector during February 2018:

  • What are employees’ attitudes to and perceptions of ethics in their place of work?
  • Do they feel able to speak up if they have been aware of misconduct?
  • Are formal ethics programmes and ethical leadership effective in embedding ethical values into organisational culture and influencing behaviour?
  • What are the challenges for organisations and what should be the focus going forward?

Register to attend (only limited remaining places)

5:30 – 6:30 pm, Wednesday 28 November 2018
Lecture Theatre 3 (RHLT3), Rutherford House
Pipitea Campus of Victoria University of Wellington 
Bunny Street, Wellington.  

Canapés and soft drinks will be served after the seminar. A cash bar will be available for the purchase of alcoholic beverages.

Copies of the survey publication will be available to take away.

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