Ethics & culture in a digital workplace



On May 23, the RBL Institute held a mini forum call on “Ethics & culture in a digital workplace.”

Today it is possible to collect personal and business data about employees and their everyday actions (online activity, voice mail, biometrics, etc.). Software applications (“bots”) are able to make recommendations on what individuals are a “better fit” for a job. Such rapidly digital advances raise growing risks and ethical questions as well as questions about sustaining a culture of candid conversations, trust, and human judgement.

During the call, we addressed two questions, upon which participants provided their point of view:

• What are the top ethical & cultural challenges your organizations faces as the workplace becomes more digital? What concerns do employees have about the increasing use of technology in the workplace?

• What actions are you taking to protect “the human element” and human judgement within your culture as the workplace increasingly becomes digital?

PARTICIPANTS: Each RBL Institute member company is allowed to register/nominate ONE person to be the “spokesperson” for this call. Ideal participants include: CHROs, Corporate HR Leadership, Regional HR Leaders, HR Business Partners, IT HR Professionals, or other Senior HR Professionals who can share your organization’s efforts in this area.

*Institute Members only. Contact Ginger Bitter for more information.