As the field of economics evolved into behavioural economics in order to better predict what people actually do, rather than what formal theories suggest they should do, the field of ethics is also evolving into the area of ‘behavioural ethics’ as we seek to gain greater insight into the various influences that shape ethical decisions.Learn more
Our programs target people in organisations as well as their managers. Ethically relevant decisions are not only made by management, they are more frequently made by people on the ground – at the coal face of the organisation.Learn more
David Burroughs is a workplace psychologist who has spent the last decade and half working with major organisations, both in Australia and abroad, in the area of workplace mental health.Learn more
Professor Brock Bastian is an internationally acclaimed researcher, author, and speaker who has spent the last 15 years seeking to understand the psychology of ethical decision-making.Learn more
Second wave early intervention is characterised by identifying and targeting factors that contribute to job stress. As such, it goes beyond first wave approaches which either identify problems once they have manifested as mental illness or provide individuals with strategies to cope with job stress.
There is no quick fix to ethical fading. It is part of our fallibility as humans. Yet, there are some things we can do the mitigate the extent to which it is likely to play a role in our important decisions.
While behavioural ethics can help us to take a more insightful, self-aware, and less judgemental approach to resolving ethical issues in the workplace, it can also provide the building blocks for psychological safety more broadly.