Ask the Experts: Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

Dr. Chris Bauer sits down with us to discuss what’s now being called Dieselgate

Volkswagen is currently facing billions in legal ramifications for developing a software to recognize the exact moment their vehicles were undergoing emissions testing in order to ensure lower emissions output. In the wake of this unprecedented emissions scandal, we sat down with Dr. Chris Bauer, author, consultant and speaker on ethics and compliance, to discuss the ethical issues surrounding the alleged EPA testing deception.

Who’s to blame? What needs to change within Volkswagen’s organization culture? And what can Volkswagen do to recover from this scandal? Find out in the short video below!

Questions:

  1. How could an organization as large and successful as Volkswagen end up in a situation like this? What fundamental problems in the organization could have allowed this to happen?
  2. Who in an organization is to blame when there’s an ethics problem as blatant and systemic as this? Obviously a lot of people in the organization knew about this.
  3. What should Volkswagen do going forward to fix their ethics culture and regain the public’s trust?

To learn more, watch Dr. Bauer’s webinar: Tone from the Top, Bottom, and Everywhere in Between, click here.

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Christopher Bauer
Christopher Bauer

Ethics Expert

Christopher Bauer is a clinical psychologist by training with over twenty-five years of experience as a speaker, trainer, author, and consultant on professional ethics and values-driven business strategies. He has worked with front-line workers to senior executives and everyone in-between.

Dr Bauer’s articles on how to build and maintain great professional ethics have appeared in CEO Refresher, CFO Magazine, Financial Executive, Internal Auditor, and many other publications. The latest edition of his book, "Better Ethics NOW: How To Avoid The Ethics Disaster You Never Saw Coming” has been a business ethics Top Seller on Amazon.com and he publishes a free “Weekly Ethics Thought” seen by thousands of readers worldwide. Dr. Bauer has been recognized with the both Certified Fraud Specialist designation by the Association of Certified Fraud Specialists and the Certified Speaking Professional designation by the National Speakers Association.

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