Explain and discuss the importance of ethical conduct and behavior in organizations.

An organization’s ethical behavior, or lack thereof, can significantly impact the company’s bottom line. Most organizations seek to behave in a manner that is responsible to society, consumers, and workers alike. Strauss (2016) conducted research regarding the world’s most ethical companies. Examine the methodological approach of this research study, along with the 2016 list of most ethical companies, and do the following:

Briefly summarize the article by Strauss.
Explain and discuss the importance of ethical conduct and behavior in organizations, especially how creating and sustaining an ethical workforce can allow an organization to become more productive and profitable.

Your initial posting should be well-researched, be at least 300 words in length, and must be submitted by Thursday, midnight, of this week. Your initial post must meet APA guidelines and include at least ONE scholarly reference from course materials. The two reply posts to your fellow students must be similarly substantive in a manner that address two of the following bullets: