MGMT615 Ethics in Decisions (m-9) Fall 09

MGMT615 Ethics in Decisions (m-9) Fall 09 -...

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Module  : Ethical Challenges Linda L. Smith Fall 2009 MGMT615:  Intercultural Communication and Leadership
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Ethics The system of moral values. The discipline of determining right  and wrong. Standards or rules that guide  behavior, decision making, lifestyle,  direction, etc.
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Ethics – the Ugly Side Seemingly endless media coverage of  “ethical” violations - is it percpetion or  reality? In the 90’s and 00’s we had Exxon-Valdez,  Enron, WorldCom, Tyco
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Ethics Worldview Personal Ethics Organizational Ethics Professional Ethics Conflicts Societal Ethics Global Ethics Ethics are complex and overlapping
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Common Ethical Conflicts Confidentiality vs Public Duty Responsibility to an employer vs  responsibility to an employee Bottom line vs Objectivity Transparency vs protectionism What have you experienced or witnessed?
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Ethical Dilemmas Requires a person to choose among  actions that offer possible benefits while  also violating ethical standards. Rationalizations: Pretending it is not unethical Excusing it by saying it is in the organization’s or your  best interests Its ok, no one will find out Presuming support if something goes wrong
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Expectation mis-matches Different norms between actors,  professions, organizations, cultures and  society. Times of high uncertainty
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