Ethical Reading blog

Here you’ll find our latest news, event summaries and topical articles on ethical themes. If you would like to contribute, please email us at [email protected].

Wellbeing at work – a seminar in aid of Launchpad 

Directors, HR Professionals and Senior Managers were invited to attend the #WellbeingatWork business breakfast seminar on February 8th, held at IKEA in Calcot and organised by IKEA and BalanceTime  http://www.balancetime.co.uk/ . The focus was on helping organisations unpick

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Respect

There’s no doubt that respect plays a central role in our interactions with each other. But at the November meet up we also learned that respect affects the way in

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What might 2019 bring?

This is the time of the year when we look forward and ask – what might the New Year bring? It is easy to be gloomy, with headlines about chaos

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The Quaker in Business Conference

I was privileged to be invited to talk about Ethical Reading at this conference, held at Friends House by Euston Station on 5th December. The theme of the conference was

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Business ethics

September meetup: On the brink of burnout

A really enjoyable session where I presented the subject of stress and burnout by firstly exploring a diagram I presented called the Human Function Curve.  In this initial discussion I spoke about how we need activity in our lives in order to thrive and how having nothing to do is actually detrimental to our mental health.

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Brighter and Ethical Workplaces open day

We set up Brighter and Ethical Workplaces with Brighter Berkshire with the aims of: helping to improve the mental well-being of individuals and teams in Reading’s workplaces and reducing the

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Ethics

Notes on the ethical foundations

I’d like to start by stating how impressed I am with the initiative behind, and the work already carried out by, Ethical Reading. It’s clear that meeting the serious challenges

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Fairness in the workplace

We can distinguish between a broad and a narrow meaning of the term of the terms ‘fair’ and ‘fairness’. In the broad sense of ‘fair’, an action or outcome is

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Reflections on Reading

Our mission at Ethical Reading is to creating positive change in Reading. In an earlier blog we mentioned some of the statistics that compare Reading with other places to live and

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Jim Bignal talks to Sir John Madjeski

Listen to Jim Bignal, one of our founders, being interviewed by Sir John Madejski on his weekly radio show, Round at Sir John’s, about Ethical Reading, our values and our hopes

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Applying ethical values

So how do you apply ethical values in your day to day life? The table below gives an indication of how we see the mapping between our core ethical values

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Bullying in the workplace meetup

Everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect at work, yet sadly, bullying is all too common. A survey by YouGov in 2015 found that almost a

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With our Trees for Reading initiative, we aim to bring more than 3,000 urban trees to Reading over the next five years. To make this possible, we’re looking for local organisations to sponsor their planting and care and inviting Reading residents to donate to our community tree planting fund.
A really enjoyable session where I presented the subject of stress and burnout by firstly exploring a diagram I presented called the Human Function Curve.  In this initial discussion I spoke about how we need activity in our lives in order to thrive and how having nothing to do is actually detrimental to our mental health.