lec13 - Tylenol scare In 1980s, 7 died of cyanide poisoning...

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1 Schedule for next week Office hours on Monday 2:30 – 3:30 pm Harold Frank Hall 1111 Final on Tuesday, March 18 4 - 7 pm Webb 1100 Why are ethics important? • Keeps you out of jail • Lets you sleep at night • Helps you do the right thing What are corporate ethics? Ethical corporations focus on core business Leaders can condone unethical behavior – or punish it Corporate culture and structure should support ethical behavior Corporate ethics from “the top” • Motivation for ethical behavior must be internal • Organizations must have clear vision and support individual integrity
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Unformatted text preview: Tylenol scare In 1980s, 7 died of cyanide poisoning J&J recalled all Tylenol products and halted production Went against advice of lawyers and PR consultants Corporate consensus that customer health was most important Ethical behavior from the bottom Doesnt happen overnight Develop good habits Professor Swionteks Career Advice Be nice to secretaries Spell check and proof read memos Be polite in emails Take (reasonable) risks Ask the tough questions Trust your gut instinct Do the right thing...
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This note was uploaded on 07/12/2009 for the course ENGR 101 taught by Professor Swinontek during the Summer '08 term at UCSB.

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