Comprehensive character education addresses many tough issues in the workplace while developing a positive climate. It can be effective in any setting as our National Schools of Character have demonstrated. Employers from a diverse array of professions have transformed their cultures, reduced discipline referrals, increased achievement for all employees, developed global citizens, and improved job satisfaction and retention among staff.
When a school is a good place for kids to be, everyone in the surrounding community benefits. Schools of character work with their local communities to build mutually beneficial partnerships. They reach out to senior citizens, veterans, and business leaders, for example. They bring community members into the school as speakers and volunteers and they send students out into the community to give back through meaningful service projects. Character Education Partnership, knows that when all the adults in a child’s life are on the same page about what is really important, that child is much more likely to grow up to be a fully contributing member of the community. Emphasizing the importance of Good Character in businesses is good for your business. Character is THE element, capitalism without character is scary, we need character leadership in business, increased support from Legislators and Community Leaders.
Still not sure how character education will affect you and your future? Have a look at this case study from Columbia University.