Making Ethics Work: A Learning Framework for Maximizing the Impact of Ethics Education

first_imgThe increasing influence of technology and artificial intelligence across every industry showcases the importance of ethical behavior in the workplace, and investment in ethics education is rapidly growing.From Salesforce’s recent hiring of Paula Goldman as their Chief Ethical and Humane Use Officer to Stanford’s Ethics, Society, and Technology initiatives and programs, organizations and universities are pioneering new ways to integrate ethically sound approaches for building the next generation of products and services. These explorations are also reinvigorating age-old questions, like “what role do institutions play in shaping culture and the society?”, and “what values should we embody?”. With ethereal concepts like these, how can organizations leverage Learning and Development resources to integrate ethical, values-based practices into practical business activities like product development or sales?First, viewing Ethics as a skillset provides a great starting place for building impactful Learning experiences. Ben Olsen has created a framework called “REAL” that leverages four interlocking concepts that not only underpin specific 21st-century skills, but also are catalysts for building a strong Ethical organizational capability—Responsible, Ethical, and Aspirational Learning:Responsible:Responsibility is our ability to respond, both reactively and proactively, to the concerns and opportunities of 21st-century business. For example, we can be proactive in our work by building in appropriate care of customer and employee data to establish trust and maintain their privacy and security from the get-go. As well, we can react optimally by adopting transparent, open, and accountable reactions related to the products and services we release and support in-market. Responsibility is then amplified through our Ethics and our Aspirations.Ethical:The combination of personal and corporate values creates a collective ethical context in which we operate. To maximize individual and organizational learning potential, adopting a global, empathetic and inclusive perspective, such as the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, enables individuals and organizations to innovate in potentially sensitive environments and design from the outside in. Openly communicating about individual values and their relation to the organization allows teams to build muscle in traversing the two as well. A healthy values-forward Learning agenda sets the stage for this dynamism.Aspirational:Directing employees towards the aspirational goals of humanity in our lifetime and beyond, such as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, eliminate hunger, promote economic growth, and establish gender equality, is a powerful approach for inspiring all to achieve more. They should want more Learning experiences that contribute to their sense of purpose, and the organization’s collective sense of purpose as well.Learning:Encouraging employees to adopt a Learning mindset so that they build that Learning muscle is key and making Ethics education engaging with the latest andragogical methods is how you foster its growth. Learning through hands-on application, storytelling, immersive case studies and role play can create fun and safe environments for all to explore the big questions that arise from this work.A Learning Strategy informed by the REAL framework will not only maximize impact, but also help employees and those they reach live out the wise words of Viktor Emil Frankl, Austrian neurologist, Author, and Holocaust survivor: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”As the world of work reinvents itself for the decades to come, HR professionals can anchor a learning strategy to corporate mission and purpose with frameworks like REAL, and create a thriving and resilient workforce, equipped with responsible, ethical, aspirational, and learning-based approaches to 21st-century challenges and opportunities.last_img read more

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Securing your enterprise with the trifecta of partnerships at HP Discover

first_imgAdversaries R Us continue to gain momentum through collaboration and innovative techniques planning their next attack.  They get better and better at continuously gaining access to the most valuable asset for all enterprises – data.  The most effective way to combat Adversaries R Us is to beat them at their own game by through collaborative security intelligence.  Such ecosystems are best enabled through global partnerships across all layers of the IT infrastructure including the processor, servers, the operating system or the software. This theme clearly emerges from the HP Discover Security Track sessions that highlight how the trifecta of HP, Microsoft and Intel come together to empower global organizations with multiple options to build out a better, more secure enterprise.At the last HP Discover Conference in Las Vegas, HP CEO Meg Whitman had quipped “Sometimes 30-year marriages need a little rejuvenation,” on stage with Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella by video.  Perhaps one can witness the outcomes of said rejuvenation through the trifecta of this partnership.In the IT6611 session, Jonathan Donaldson – General Manager, Software Defined Infrastructure, Cloud Platforms, Intel asks what we tend to give up when we carry on our daily lives in our own ecosystem of devices, apps and the Internet of Things. Donaldson highlights how Intel is collaborating with partners to protect the privacy of individuals.  Intel’s approach to doing this is with a foundation that requires the datacenter be more agile, secure, and anonymous.Frank Mong – HP VP & GM, Security Solutions and Bret Arsenault – Microsoft VP & CISO encourage you to start thinking like a bad guy in TK6315.  “While the security industry remains overinvested in products and technology, and underinvested in people and processes, hackers are spending more money and sharing information”, reads the abstract.  Next generation of security challenges require a new style of thinking fostered by meaningful collaboration.  In IT6680, Arsenault asserts – “Cyber Security: It is not if, but when!”Guess who is responsible for Cloud Security? In B6557, Intel Fellow, Nigel Cook and HP Director Michael Aday detail how HP Helion OpenStack can enable enterprises to better trust their clouds and ensure that their most sensitive and important information is treated appropriately. Remember the 3 equations for the most effective cloud solutions? The session highlights HP+Intel strategy for enabling business critical and highly secure workloads in the cloud through a variety of delivery models to address security requirements such as data governance and sovereignty.  Check out DT4252 that details a service provider’s experience deploying scalable, secure, enterprise-class, and cost-effective platform through HP Helion OpenStack.These are but small but significant windows into the work being done by each of these partners. The synergies realized by such partnerships to build a better, more secure enterprise, manifest themselves through these sessions.How about you? What are some of the partnership strategies that apply in the context of your enterprise?  Overall, what is the role of partnerships from the perspective of Enterprise Security? Tell us your story.Team up with HP Technology Expert, E.G.NadhanConnect with Nadhan on: Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Journey BlogOpens in a new window.References:HP Discover Security Track sessionsB6552 – The NFV Cookbook: To assist your adoption of NFV, Intel Open Network Platform for Server offers easy mix recipes to build NFV with HP Platforms…and an ecosystemB6554 – Establishing trusted security in your HP private and hybrid cloud with Intel Security and VMwareB6555 – HP and Intel working together on OpenStack® for a better cloud futureB6556 – Driving client transformation in the workplacelast_img read more

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