Voicing values in the workplace
Professor Mary Gentile explores ethical dilemmas at work and how to act on them.
Recent years have seen an unprecedented breakdown in public trust of business, spurred in no small part by instances of unethical behavior at some of the world’s most powerful institutions. Mary Gentile, director of business curriculum at Babson College, says the real challenge for business students, employees, and executives isn’t knowing what’s right, but knowing how to act on those convictions within an organization. In this video interview, Gentile shares insights and experiences on how to do that, which she’s gathered through her work developing the Giving Voice to Values curriculum and her eponymous book. McKinsey Publishing’s Lily Cunningham conducted the interview with Mary Gentile in New York in June 2010.