XCOM 285 Week 8 Discussion Question 1

XCOM 285 Week 8 - friend of mine works for UOP as a quality control spet they spent a lot of time surfing the internet for a month texting and

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While many argue that workplace and communication laws and policies are unethical, I am a firm believer that employee monitoring is ethical. The hardware and software that we use is not ours, therefore the owners of the hardware and software have the right to monitor employees use of them. As an employee, we have to respect the employer’s policies, procedures, and universal laws. As a business, it is important to maintain a positive reputation and avoid scandals such as sexual harassment, or offensive communication that could potentially create an unnecessary law suit, damaging reputation. Furthermore, as employees we are being paid to work and it is important employees receive the productivity they deserve according to individuals pay rate and duties. To me, monitoring is a form of quality control. If employees are doing something they shouldn’t be; chances are, the output of work quality is lower than should be. Case in point, a
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Unformatted text preview: friend of mine works for UOP as a quality control spet, they spent a lot of time surfing the internet for a month, texting, and taking unnecessary breaks; I asked them if they were meeting their daily goals and a lot of the times they said no. A month later their supervisor let them know their work productivity was down and specifically said, do less texting, talking, and surfing the net and you’ll have no problem meeting your goal. She realized she fell in a bad routine and actually thanked her supervisor for getting on her case; she admitted that was not who she was as an employee and was going to fix it. Not only are employers helping maintain their own reputation, but in a way helping us maintain our own reputation. It’s only natural employers are trying to protect their assets, stakeholders, customers, employees, values, mission, and reputation....
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This note was uploaded on 06/26/2011 for the course XCOM/285 285 taught by Professor Providence during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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