MGT353 - Chapter 04

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Unformatted text preview: re concerned about ethics/social responsibility A company’s CSR performance is a major factor when selecting a new employer for today’s graduating MBAs 4-14 7 2/16/2014 Spirituality in the Workplace Personal belief in a supreme being, religious organization, power of nature or some other life-guiding force Organizations have responded to the increased attention to spirituality and religion at work by attempting to accommodate their employees Opponents of spirituality at work point to the myriad of implementation issues as grounds for keeping spirituality out of the workplace Issues include which religion should be promoted, and need for recognizing diversity of religious beliefs 4-15 Stages of Moral Development From childhood to mature adulthood people move up in their moral reasoning Earliest stages of reasoning are ego-centered Most developed stages are principle-centered Most managers make decisions based on criteria in levels 3 and 4 Company executives’ reasoning has wide implications both inside and outside the organization 4-16 8 2/16/2014 Figure 4.4 Stages of Moral Development and Ethical Reasoning 4-17 Analyzing Ethical Dilemmas in Business Business managers and employees need a set of decision guidelines that will shape their thinking when on-the-job ethics issues occur These guidelines should help them Identify and analyze the nature of an ethical problem, and Decide which course of action is likely to produce an ethical result 4-18 9 2/16/2014 Four Methods of Ethical Reasoning 1. Virtues Values and character are critical determining factors 2. Utilitarian Compares benefits and...
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