Ch. 18 - Ethical Decision Making

Ch. 18 - Ethical Decision Making - Guidelines for Behaving...

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Unformatted text preview: Guidelines for Behaving Ethically: Following a Guidelines for Behaving Ethically: Following a Guide to Ethical Decision Making 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Gather the facts. Define the ethical issues. Identify the affected parties. Identify the consequences (including the symbolic consequences). Consider your character and integrity. Think creatively about your potential actions AND PROVIDE YOUR CLEARLY STATED DECISION. Check your intuition. Prepare to defend your action. If I tell him what I really think, I’ll make an If I tell him what I really think, I’ll make an enemy of him. If I don’t tell him what I think, we’ll risk our biggest account. What you want to achieve______________________ What you want to avoid _____________ “And” thinking….how can I _________________________and ______________________. Cost Cutting Cost Cutting Our company is running in the red and is not going to survive without major cost cuts. Our major expense is labor. What do you want to achieve? What do you want to avoid? How do I ____________________AND ___________________________? If I tell the boss my concerns with her, I may If I tell the boss my concerns with her, I may lose my job. If I don’t tell her, she’ll keep creating problems for me. What you want to achieve____________ What you want to avoid_______________ “And” thinking: I wonder how I can ___________ and ___________________________. Moral Intensity in Ethical Moral Intensity in Ethical Decision Making Moral intensity – The degree to which see an issue as ethical one – Six components Magnitude of the consequences Social consensus Probability of effect people an Temporal immediacy Proximity Concentration of effect Office supplies are disappearing from the Office supplies are disappearing from the stockroom almost as soon as they’re brought in. You are told confidentially from coworkers that certain people have been seen taking these for their personal use at home. What should you do? Your operation is being relocated. You think Your operation is being relocated. You think the personnel regulations governing moving expenses, mileage reimbursement and storage of personal goods are so complex that you fear they may discourage your “team” from making the move. Relocating without your experienced staff will seriously jeopardize the success of the operation. What should you do? A friend of yours wants to transfer to your A friend of yours wants to transfer to your division. He is loyal and hardworking, if not exceptionally talented, employee. You have an opening, and one other candidate, whom you do not know, has applied. This person also appears well qualified. What do you do? You receive an unexpected “refund” from a You receive an unexpected “refund” from a credit card company of $200.00 with an explanation that they had made an error on your account. You are a very meticulous record keeper and know that this is not owed to you. You can even find the place where they mistakenly credited a payment twice. What do you do? You are checking out of the local McDonalds You are checking out of the local McDonalds and the cashier mistakenly gives you change for a $20, but you only gave her a $10 bill. What should you do? What will you do? ...
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course MNGT 370 taught by Professor Dr.macik-frey during the Spring '11 term at Nicholls State.

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