MNGT4400_April18_Part1_Ethics MNGT 4400
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MNGT 4400 Organizational Change Lecture ETHICS Ethics Ethics has to do with behavior …with what you actually DO. o Does your behavior “measure up” to society’s standards? o If your behavior “measures up,” you are generally thought of as an ethical person. If it doesn’t you are not Current Ethical Problems: o Workforce diversification o Globalization of business o Civil litigation and government regulation o Unprecedented accounting scandals o Concerns about environmental stewardship What defines ethical behavior? o Professional standards o A moral code - what is good and what is bad? o Organizational policies, rules, and regulations o Codes of law o Societal norms - what others expect o Personal values and beliefs o Actions under stress and in challenging times Why do people take unethical actions? o Class answers To “get even” Angry Greed o Malice o Personal greed o Sociopathic: lack of conscience o Will to win or achieve at any cost o Fear of failure o Envy, jealousy, resentment To be ethical, you must: o KNOW what’s right, VALUE what’s right, and DO what’s right! Decision making tests o Front Page of the Newspaper o “Golden Rule”-do unto others as you would have them do to you o Personal gain o Dignity and Poise o Equal Treatment o Behavior Under Pressure o “The Smell Test!” Are ethical norms and practices of other countries different from those in the U.S.? o You have to pick the toughest set of standards and live by them wherever you are
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