Assume you are a nursing director for a nursing home. You’ve been working
at your facility for a few short months when you learn the company that
owns the home has been improperly overbilling Medicare for the care and
services provided to your residents. You bring this to the attention of the
company’s managers, but they do nothing. You then notify the appropriate
authorities (becoming a whistle-blower) and, dismayed by the fraud and
other problems, you quit.
Why are ethics considered so important when studying
Unethical behavior makes it easy to influence others and conduct business.
Unethical behavior can ensure loyalty, which helps the performance of individuals and teams
You will be confronted with ethical challenges at all levels of organizations and throughout your
Unethical acts are not illegal and can benefit the company
Some unethical acts are necessary to work around unfair governmental