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Click to edit Master subtitle style 11/2/10 MGT/ 261 Ethics and Social Responsibility WK 1
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11/2/10 It’s a big issue There’s an increased readiness to believe negative things about corporations today, which makes it a dangerous time for companies. Executives haven’t had to worry about social issues for a generation, but there’s a yellow light flashing now, and they better pay attention. - Daniel Yankelovich
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11/2/10 What is ethics? It’s about us- people making decisions in organizations every day. All of us belong to some type of organization As members of these organizations we are faced with ethical dilemmas- situations concerning right and wrong where values are in conflict.
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11/2/10 Ethics are aimed at identifying both the rules that should govern people’s behavior and the ‘goods’ that are worth seeking Ethical decisions are guided by individual values Values are principles of conduct such as caring, honesty, keeping of promises, etc. Ethical Issues are situations, problems, or opportunities in which an individual must choose among several actions that must be evaluated as morally right or wrong Ethics Defined
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As a student, you observe a friend cheating: Stick by friend vs. Complying with the honor code Lie to a customer about a delivery date because your boss asked you to: Honesty to a customer vs. Meeting supervisor expectations
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