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2/9/2008 1 Ethics and Social Responsibility Meghan Bergman Kelsie Hunter Cade Augustine Blake Sebastian Team 10 Management 3303.254 February 5, 2008 What is Ethical an Unethical Workplace Behavior? z Ethics – the set of moral principles or values that defines right and wrong for a person or group person or group. Ethics and the nature of management jobs z Ethical behavior – behavior that conforms to a society’s accepted principles of right and wrong. z Authority and power can tempt Authority and power can tempt managers into unethical behaviors z A risky area is handling information – leaking company secrets, doctoring numbers, and withholding information.
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2/9/2008 2 Ethics and the nature of management jobs (Cont.) z Managers have significant power to influence the behavior of others. z “Move it or lose it” syndrome z Managers tell employees to “Do it You’re paid Managers tell employees to Do it. You re paid to do it. If you can’t do it, we’ll find somebody who can.” Ethics and the nature of management jobs (Cont.) z Setting Goals helps managers keep employees on track. z Ex: Worldcom z Wrote up employees who did not make their Wrote up employees who did not make their projected numbers or altered the numbers so they would make their quota. z Threatened further disciplinary action to those who continued the unethical practice. Workplace Deviance z Workplace deviance – Unethical behavior that violates organizational norms about right and wrong. z Production deviance Unethical Production deviance – Unethical behavior that hurts the quality and quantity of work produced.
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2/9/2008 3 Workplace Deviance (Cont.) z Property deviance – Unethical behavior aimed at the organization’s property or products. z Ex: sabotaging stealing or damaging Ex: sabotaging, stealing or damaging equipment. z Five-finger discount” Workplace Deviance (Cont.) z Employee shrinkage – Employee theft of company merchandise. z “Sweethearting” - Ex: HEB – Misty z “Dumpster Diving” Workplace Deviance (Cont.) z Political Deviance – Using one’s influence to harm others in the company. z Ex: making decisions based on favoritism or spreading false rumors spreading false rumors. z Personal Aggression – Hostile or aggressive behavior toward others. z Ex: sexual harassment, verbal abuse or personal threat on coworkers.
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2/9/2008 4 U.S Sentencing Commission Guidelines for Organizations z Guidelines are not to punish companies, but rather to help prevent companies from illegal or unethical behaviors. z “Carro and stick” approach Carrot-and-stick approach z “Stick” is threat of heavy fines z “Carrot” is the reduced fine before illegal activity occurs. Ethical Intensity of the Decision
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