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9-15 - Business Ethics The standards of conduct and moral...

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Changes in the Workforce-Flexibility and Mobility Younger workers are looking to something other than work-comes-first Part-time and temporary workers are growing Collaboration is replacing working alone Value risk taking and innovation The 21 st Century Manager Critical-thinking Creativity Ability to lead change Vision Importance of Critical Thinking and Creativity Critical thinking is the ability to analyze and assess information to pinpoint problems or opportunities Creativity is the capacity to develop novel solutions to perceived organizational problems Ability to Lead Change Guide employees and organizations through changes Managers must be comfortable with touch decisions Factors that require organizational change can come from external and internal sources What Makes a Company Admired Solid profits Stable growth Safe and challenging work environment High-quality goods and services Business ethnics and social responsibility Chapter 2 Concern for Ethical and Societal Issues
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Unformatted text preview: Business Ethics The standards of conduct and moral values governing actions and decisions in the work environment. • Social responsibility • Balance between what’s right and what’s profitable • Often no clear-cut choices • Often shaped by the organization’s ethical climate The Contemporary Ethical Environment • High profile investigations and arrests in headlines • Vast majority of businesses ethical • New corporate officers charged with deterring wrongdoing and ensuring ethical standards Concerns for Ethical and Societal Issues Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 law that added oversight for the nation’s major companies and a special oversight board to regulate pubic accounting firms that audit the financial records of these corporations Company’s Regulate Themselves • Ethics compliance officers • Three-pronged approach o Engage in corporate philanthropy o Anticipate and manage risk o Identify opportunities...
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