Topic: Managing Ethic in the Workplace
What is ethics? “Ethics is the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc” (Dictionary.com). When you hear ethics, you think of right and wrong which is usually in terms of obligations, benefits to society and fairness. Ethics is also referring to the study and development of one’s ethical standards. What is business ethics? “It can be defined as the critical, structured examination of how people and institutions should behave in the world of commerce. In particular, it involves examining appropriate constraints on the pursuit of self-interest, or profits, when the actions of individuals or firms affect others” (Businessethics.ca).
Ethics is all about doing right things in the right manner by complying with processes and procedures and when you make it an important part of any organization; all that is left is to manage it efficiently in the workplace. Some issues that may arise when ethics isn’t manage efficiently within the workplace, authorizing inaccurate reporting, exceeding the maximum amount of supplies given, work hours, insufficient training.
Management is under extensive amount of pressure from the executive board, meeting there goals within the quarter are very important. Making sure that their clients’ are happy and that their campaigns deliver in full in order to reach budget, they would authorize inaccurate reporting from their employees to recognize revenue within that quarter. Not only is this unethical for the company, but it also shows lack of honesty. Within my company, one person from each department is appointed to order supplies. It is unethical when an employee abuses the privileges of ordering supplies. For each list of supplies that is submitted the Executive Assistant must review before approving. Some employees try to take advantage and order things that are irrelevant to what needs to be ordered. Supplies are meant for...