Lecture Notes - January 4th Lecture KSA- Knowledge, skills,...

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January 4 th Lecture KSA- Knowledge, skills, and ability January 11 th Lecture cancelled January 18 th Lecture Melinda McDonald- switch to semesters (recorded) o Myswitch.osu.edu o 499 = 2290 and 2291 Lecture: o How do we know what’s ethical Enron o Ethics: Lapses not only limited to businesses Good character does not prepare you to deal with decisions Principles, norms, and standards of conduct governing an individual or group Are the ground rules of how we are going to relate to other people o Ethics and the law: Law is society’s minimum standards of business conduct Great overlap between what is legal and ethical o Issues: $40 billion of employee theft occurs each year Scandals and misdeeds cost money in legal costs, settlements, and lost sales Some companies go bankrupt or fail because of lose of reputation o Consequences of unethical behavior o Theories o Steps to make ethical decisions January 25 th Lecture Goal of Ethical Maturity o Raise ethical awareness o Make good decisions o Change behavior o Notice the positive impact More values into action o Being included What behaviors are unacceptable When do I go against the crowd o Being respected b others
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What behaviors does community expect Aspirational- what kind of person should I become o Respecting ourselves What values and behaviors do I expect of myself What is my personal code of ethics Basic definitions o Morality Personal compass of values and motives o Ethics Shared community values o Professional ethics Shared and mutually enforces professional norms Create foundation for self- knowledge o Personal cored values What are my core commitments, what behaviors count as living into those values, and what keeps me from living into my best self o Community core values What are the commitments of my community and what behaviors count o What are similarities and differences Which values should take priority and how do I resolve those differences Values in tension o Ethical Lens Chart Causes of inappropriate actions o Lack of choice o Uncertainty o Unfairness 4 ethical o Prices o Principles o Virtues o Goals Ethical agility o Results- how can we assure that we have a strong, value-centered culture o Behavior- how can we assure that people behave well o Perception- how can we assure that people believe the organization supports ethical behavior Learn to see differently o Not black and white Compliance is choosing the right when given a choice between right and wrong Ethics is choosing the best between two right choices o Not ethical relativism Some answers are better than others
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Some ways of thinking are better Out parents don’t know everything The “gotcha” o Belief systems and values continuously shaped by out interpretation of life o New events interpreted to confirm pre-existing world view o Actions and beliefs
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Lecture Notes - January 4th Lecture KSA- Knowledge, skills,...

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