The principles of conduct governing an individual or group are known as

The principles of conduct governing an individual or group are known as

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The principles of conduct governing an individual or group are known as: Your Answer: Laws. Correct Answer: Ethics. Incorrect. The law is not the best guide about what is ethical, because something may be legal but not right, and vice versa. Ethics refers specifically to the standards you use to decide what your conduct should be. 2. Society's accepted standards of behavior are: Your Answer: Normative judgments. Correct Answer: Morality. Incorrect. A normative judgment implies that something is good or bad, right or wrong, better or worse. Ethical decisions always involve normative judgments and morality. 3. An organization's _____ is (are) the characteristic values, traditions, and behaviors a company's employee's share. Your Answer: Patterns of behavior Correct Answer: Culture Incorrect. To an outside observer, a company's culture reveals itself in employees' patterns of behavior and in other actions. The manager sets values and creates a culture through what he or she says and does. Employees take their signals from that behavior and from that culture, and this influences how they themselves behave. 4. A firm's selection process can help foster ethical behavior by: Your Answer: All of the above. Correct. All these methods can be utilized by HR to help foster ethical behavior by employees who join the organization. 5. All the following are features of ethics training except :
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Your Answer: It shows employees how to recognize ethical dilemmas. Correct Answer: Compliance training ensures success in nurturing an ethical culture. Incorrect. Training usually includes showing employees how to recognize ethical dilemmas. Ethics training typically plays a big role in helping employees nurture a culture of ethics and fair play. 6. The purpose of _____ is to encourage employees to behave sensibly at work. Your Answer: Expectation clarity Correct Answer: Discipline Incorrect. Expectation clarity is making sure everyone knows up front by what standards he or she will be judged and the penalties for failure. In an organization, rules and regulations serve about the same purpose that laws do in society; discipline is called for when one of these rules or regulations is violated. 7. Primary restrictions on workplace monitoring include: Your Answer: 1 and 2. Correct. The two main restrictions on workplace monitoring are the ECPA and common-law protections against invasion of privacy. 8. The terminate at will doctrine has been eroded by the: Your Answer: Covenant of good faith exception. Correct Answer: All of the above. Incorrect. The covenant of good faith exception suggests that employers should not fire employees without good cause. Other exceptions to the at will doctrine have helped erode it. Terminate at will means the employee can resign for any reason, at will, and the employer can
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This note was uploaded on 06/18/2011 for the course BUS 499 taught by Professor Campbell during the Spring '11 term at Strayer.

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