3.pdf - Individual Ethics in Organizations Ethics An individuals personal beliefs about whether a behavior action or decision is right or wrong The

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The Ethical and Social Environment Individual Ethics in Organizations An individual’s personal beliefs about whether a behavior, action, or decision is right or wrong. Ethics Ethical behavior A behavior that conforms to generally accepted social norms Unethical behavior vice versa. Individual Ethics in Organizations A society generally adopts formal laws that reflect the prevailing ethical standards—the social norms—of its citizens. Individual Ethics in Organizations Standards of behavior that guide individual managers in their work. Managerial Ethics
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Individual Ethics in Organizations The three basic areas of concern for managerial ethics are 1- the relationships of the firm to the employee 2- the employee to the firm 3- the firm to other economic agents Managers need to approach each set of relationships from an ethical and moral perspective. Managerial Ethics Managerial Ethics Managerial Ethics This area includes policies such as hiring and ring, wages and working conditions, and employee privacy and respect. How an Organization Treats Its Employees Managerial Ethics How an Organization Treats Its Employees For example, both ethical and legal guidelines suggest that hiring and ring decisions should be based solely on an individual’s ability to perform the job . A manager who discriminates against African Americans in hiring is exhibiting both unethical and illegal behavior. a manager paying an employee less than he deserves?
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Managerial Ethics How Employees Treat the Organization Numerous ethical issues stem from how employees treat the organization, especially in regard to conflicts of interest , secrecy and confidentiality , and honesty . Managerial Ethics How Employees Treat the Organization A conflict of interest occurs when a decision potentially bene ts the individual to the possible detriment of the organization. To guard against such practices, most companies have policies that forbid their buyers to accept gifts from suppliers. Managerial Ethics How Employees Treat the Organization Divulging company secrets is also clearly unethical. Employees who work for businesses in highly competitive industries—electronics, software, and fashion apparel, for example—might be tempted to sell information about company plans to competitors Secrecy and Confidentiality Managerial Ethics How Employees Treat the Organization the clearest imaginable case of corporate espionage, theft of trade secrets, unfair competition, and computer fraud. Corporate Espionage [The alleged theft of corporate documents is]
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Managerial Ethics How Employees Treat the Organization Honesty This area include such activities as using a business telephone to make personal long- distance calls, stealing supplies, and padding expense accounts.
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