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morals and moral choices and the rules governing a profession that define professional conduct.”Cooper (2006) said that ethics involves analyzing the beliefs and values used to justify morality. Johnson (2009) argues that “ethics refers to judgments about whether human behavior is right or wrong.”GoodwillAn intangible asset represented by the value of a company’s brand name, solid customer base, good customer relations, good employee relations and any patents or proprietary technology.Individualism View
One of the four most common approaches to thinking about ethics. Advocates of this approach toethics argue that ethical behavior is whatever actions generate long-term self-interest for an individual.Intangible AssetAn asset held by an organization that does not have a physical nature. Examples of intangible assets include goodwill, trademarks, copyrights, and intellectual property.Justice ViewOne of the four most common approaches to thinking about ethics. With this perspective, advocates argue that ethical behavior consists of those actions that treat all people equally and fairly.MoralConcerning or relating to what is right and wrong in human behavior. It can also mean based on what you think is right and good or considered right and good by most people; agreeing with a standard of right behavior.Moral-Rights ViewOne of the four most common approaches to thinking about ethics. Using this perspective, advocates argue that ethical behavior is comprised of actions that respect and protect human rights.TransferenceThe process of redirecting feelings and desires from one person or object to another. If an abusedemployee is not comfortable taking action against his or her abuser, that employee may exercise transference and pass that abuse on to others at work.Turnover CostsInclude both the tangible and intangible costs that organizations incur when they must replace an employee.Utilitarian ViewOne of the four most common approaches to thinking about ethics. Those who subscribe to this view of ethics argue that ethical behavior consists of actions that create the greatest good for the largest number of people.Workplace Bullying
Repeated mistreatment of employees in the workplace. Includes abusive conduct that is threatening, humiliating, or intimidating. Also refers to work sabotage or verbal abuse.SourcesBorysenko, Karlyn. 2015. “What was Management Thinking? The High Cost of Employee Turnover.” Talent Management and HR. Accessed on-line May 20, 2016, at -of-employee-turnover/.Bruce, Willa. 2001. Classics of Administrative Ethics, Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press.Cooper, Terry L. 2006. The Responsible Administrator: An Approach to Ethics for the Administrative Role, Fifth Edition, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.