Chapter 16 - Ethical Dilemma

Organizational Behavior (14th Edition)

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Evgeniy Bukatin Pr. Adou-Dy BUS 308 November 30, 2011 Chapter 16 – Ethical Dilemma 1. S I believe it is in power of a company to sift through an employee’s trash for evidence of wrongdoing if there is a specific reason for suspicion. Sometimes it may prevent fraud harmful for the company. However, it is unethical to do it for no reason. 2. S I think reading emails would be ethical when a particular employee is suspected in disclosure of confidential information. Besides, I suppose that any corporate email is considered a property of the company, and it is company’s right to maintain it as necessary. 3. A 4. A 5. A 6. N
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Unformatted text preview: I think surveillance is important because it reminds employees of rules and restrictions they have to follow at workplace. However, it is also important to maintain the right balance between spying on employees and letting them feel relaxed because working environment should generate progress but not maintain stress. I think working for an employer that is engaged in some of these methods is fine as far as an employer does it for a reason of improving the working environment and increasing employees’ productivity. However, it would be absolutely unethical to do for some personal purposes....
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