Magazine article Workforce

Lockheed Martin Is Game for Ethics

Magazine article Workforce

Lockheed Martin Is Game for Ethics

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Although many companies have established ethics programs during the last decade, few have taken such a comprehensive approach as Lockheed Martin Corp. The Bethesda, Marylandbased defense giant has designed an ethics program that's a model for the corporate world. It offers employee training, a hot line and a variety of written materials.

To begin with, Lockheed Martin distributes a booklet titled Our Values to every employee. It lists the company's ethics standards and discusses why honesty, integrity and quality are crucial. The booklet also details important values and provides specific behavioral recommendations to readers. Another pamphlet, Ethics in Our Workplace, features detailed discussions on a wide array of topics, including ethics in cyberspace, conflicts of interest, cultural differences and excuses for misconduct. A separate newsletter, Corporate Legal Times, provides self-assessments and information. And a full-fledged board game called The Ethics Challenge offers a litany of ethics issues in an amusing way-featuring characters from Dilbert(TM). …

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