Chapter 2: Values & ethics

By instilling strong ethical practices, organisations can increase efficiency, engage employees and enhance their corporate reputation.

This chapter documents the state of values and ethics in the NSW public sector in 2012.

It uses original research from the People Matter Employee Survey and the Ethics Stocktake to identify the current values and practices of public sector organisations (including their corporate culture, leadership, system  and practices) and of public sector employees (including their experiences and conduct with colleagues, managers and customers).

This research also provides information that can be used to develop strategies to further embed the Ethical Framework core values and principles into agency and employee practice. 

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What's the issue?

The importance of ethics, values and culture change

Effecting change

Our research

What we found

Workplace bullying

Case study: Addressing bullying in the Ambulance Service

Future actions

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