chapter 9 workplace challenges

chapter 9 workplace challenges - Maira Shahid Original Post...

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Maira Shahid Original Post Chapter 9 focuses on the moral implications of the workplace by considering privacy, work conditions, and job satisfaction. Professional values and ethics are now the backbone of an organization. It not only determined how the organization treats its employees but also help in motivating the employees. When an organization are entrusted with responsibilities there there are expectations that their behavior would comply to highest ethical standards. It becomes important for organizations not only to set up definite standards and procedures but also ensure their compliance. Most managers and employees fail to realize that ethics are their guiding light that helps them tread the path of the righteous. It is not a process but a way of life that help them become better individuals. PRIVACY: With the advancement in the field of science and technology information, nowadays information flow very quickly which help the company to manage the change and anticipate future trends effectively. But every new facility have some advantages and disadvantages. Similarly, information and technology have dark side which some people use it and the rights of others. That aspect is invasion of privacy, the potential for which has never been greater than now and can only grow in the future. Employee privacy has become a controversial issue in the field of Human Resource management as employers have more technologies available to monitor telephones, computer terminals, and voice mail. Employers are custodians of a great amount of personal and private information relating to their employees. It is the duty of the corporation to protect the information of its employees but quite often corporation disrespect privacy. Legitimate and illegitimate influence in private lives According to Law a company have a right to monitor the activities of their employees if the monitoring has a legitimate function and if it is done through normal business practices,Employers should not use high tech spy gadgets that are designed to retrieve information of employees. This means that they cannot utilize high-tech electronic spy gadgets that are designed to retrieve information unethically. For example, it is legitimate reasons for banks to put privacy in the locker rooms but it is unethical to put security cameras in rest rooms. It’s not ok to force workers to wear revealing or sexually provocative clothes. Involvement in civic activities
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Sometimes companies force employees to participate in civic activities. but such pressure must not force employees or dismissed them for a lack of participation. Companies sometimes also push for charities and expected to have a certain percentage of their employees to participate. The pressure can be pretty intense if you don't want to participate, especially at the higher levels. If an employee say no then it is unethical to take some decision against the employee as firing him/her .
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