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Workplace Ethics - Wk1 - In analyzing unethical behavior in...

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In analyzing unethical behavior in the workplace, we tend towards the aggressive personal interactions that seem to plague both the media and the courtrooms. Lying, thefts, cheating a client or even the ubiquitous inter-office relationship are prime examples of unethical behavior that not only threaten morale but also may financially harm a company’s interests. Jones (1991) defined unethical as behavior that harms and is either illegal or morally unacceptable to the larger community, which is to say that it violated the social norm. While not readily apparent perhaps, these factors are detrimental to employees’ productivity and may cause certain workers to desire relocation. Hiring and firing are substantial investments on their own. But what of motivational techniques? The simple fact is: a policy, in and of itself, is neither immoral nor unethical. The effects of employing a particular policy, as Machiavelli may attest, make the policy seem unethical. In
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