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THE GOOD NEWS: Cisco's Innovative Code of Business Conduct
Friday, May. 31, 2013
Cisco Systems Inc. made news this month for publishing their Code of Business Conduct into interactive e-book format for its 73,000 employees. From the start, Cisco had the goal of “bringing the COBC to life,” and through embedded videos, animated content, and intuitive design, they’ve succeeded with flying colors. The interactive e-book allows employees access 24/7 from any platform, a needed feature with 85% of employees working from home or on the road. Annually, employees sign a contract stating that they will abide by the COBC. Simultaneously, Apple has developed an i-Book version of its code of conduct with content that can be continuously updated on recent "cases" at Apple and other companies on each code topic, plus endorsements from selected top executives on each topic. Apple has no plans to make its iBook visible to non-employees.
Check out Cisco's COBC with the link below, and let us know what you think!