MGT 307 Week 4-DQ 1

MGT 307 Week 4-DQ 1 - to be a tough decision to make but...

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When an organization decides to downsize, what ethical issues should a manager consider? Sounds like your organization is treading in some dangerous waters. If downsizing happens, the organization could be sued for discrimination based on age, gender, race or ethnicity. A safer, but also problematic method is to shed people based on tenure (i.e. last hired, first fired). If you have any employees who are affiliated with unions, it gets more complicated from there. I would highly recommend you consult an employment law attorney. How would you handle a situation when your ethical principles conflict with your organization’s ethics? Honestly, I think you need to first ask yourself what is more important: your job and your income or your ethics; that will basically tell you what you need to know. In this economy that is going
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Unformatted text preview: to be a tough decision to make, but only you can make it. I worked for a company where I completely disagreed with their eithics. I stayed there for a little over a year, (it took me a little while to realize what was actually going on) and it got to a point where I could no longer sit back and watch things happen. After I logged a formal complaint and nothing was done about the situations, I quit. I was out of work for about 3 months. Luckily, I had a decent amount of money in savings to pay my bills with and I had the income of my partner as well. Some people do not have that option. In that situation, my ethics came first, but you might not be in a position where you can do that right now....
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2012 for the course MGT 307 taught by Professor Delgado during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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