This infographic nicely summarizes recent trends in business ethics. With data through 2011, some trends, like the proportion of employees witnessing workplace misconduct, remained relatively steady. Other indicators, like the proportion of whistle blowers who report retaliation in the workplace, have increased (in this case it is now 1 in 5 facing retaliation, up from 12% a few years ago.
One third of those surveyed say their managers are unethical.Although the source of another fact is unclear, those active on social media are far more likely to be pressured to compromise their ethics as well as more likely to commit ethical transgressions.
The infographic is a concise visual display of data derived from the Ethics Resource Center 2011 Business Ethics Survey and the infographic was prepared by the Bolt Insurance Agency.