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Ethics2-ed - IE 327 Introduction to Work Design Dr Andris...

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IE 327 1 IE 327 Introduction to Work Design Dr. Andris Freivalds Class #2
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IE 327 2 Productivity = # units/time Time/unit (standard time) Basic work content Excess work content – poor design Excess work content – poor methods Excess work content – poor management Excess work content – poor workers
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IE 327 3 ETHICS FOR ENGINEERS GOALS: Understand professional and ethical responsibility Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
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IE 327 4 What is ethics ? Set of moral guidelines? Code of behavior? Set of absolute values? What about prudence? What about legality?
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IE 327 5 HISTORICAL CONTEXT Frames of thinking - 1) Duty-based Universal principle Golden rule: “do no harm” Christianity: “ Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” Judaism: “ What is hurtful to yourself do not do to your fellow man” Islam: “ Do unto all men as you would they should do unto you” Limitations: Controverted to “ Eye for an eye Consequences may matter Emotions may enter (cognitive – Spock)
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