Ethical workplace practices are crucial to creating a culture of ethical behavior and strong ethical foundations. But what exactly is it that we mean by ethical workplace behavior or ethical workplace standards? According to organizational psychologists, ethical behavior is the behavior that is aligned with societal norms and expectations. It is also the norm of reciprocity and respect for other people's rights and interests. Individuals who display these behaviors in the right circumstances will be perceived as individuals who are highly responsible, skillful, and trustworthy.