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important to the companys performance. The company increased minimum work"s and introduced productivity incentives for mechanics. This is the state of our business culture. In that release, a new project-management tool was also introduced to control the process. At the same time, managers must assume responsibility for making tough calls when ethical obligations conflict.
Prompted by the prospect of leniency, many companies are rushing to implement compliance-based ethics programs. But since operations arent sexy, most companies overlook them. While operational innovation need not be confined to just one area, most companies find it prudent to limit their innovation programs to no more than two or three major efforts at a time. It is truly deep change, affecting the very essence of a company: how its work is done. Organizational ethics helps define what a company is and what it stands for. NovaCare: Building Shared Aspirations NovaCare Inc., one of the largest providers of rehabilitation services to nursing homes and hospitals in the United States, has oriented its ethics effort toward building a common core of shared aspirations. (See the insert The Hallmarks of an Effective Integrity Strategy.). The company has also devised even better ways of assessing an applicants risk profile to calculate the right rate to". Even in the best cases, legal compliance is unlikely to unleash much moral imagination or commitment. Management may talk of mutual trust when unveiling a compliance plan, but employees often see a warning from on high. The innovation paid off and led to a successful IPO a few years later. Some managers do not walk the talk, employees complain.
Only a daunting targetclearly unattainable through existing modes of operationwill stimulate radical thinking and willingness to overturn tradition. Managers would be mistaken, however, to regard legal compliance as an adequate means for addressing the full range of ethical issues that arise every day. Deciding before the enactment of the sentencing guidelines, the judge in the criminal case imposed a fine.85 million, roughly half the pecuniary loss suffered by Acmes customers.