Business Ethics: Ethical Dilemmas Of Employees

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Beginning with item number eight from our text “evaluating negatively to motivate employees” (Zaremba) has unethical notions right from the start. By purposefully derating an employee, the superior may be setting the stage for a demoralized and risk having the employee demotivated instead of motivated. Next, number four “Deliberate lying about layoffs” could be (depending on the circumstances) (Zaremba) considered ethical or unethical. Certain instances may at times require discretion on the employers’ behalf for legal reasons.
Continuing on to item number five, “Disseminating spurious messages promising empowerment” (Zaremba) is effected greatly by unethical behavior. Often, over time employees will realize it was not true empowerment and
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Lastly, item three “omitting key facts when speaking to the media after crises” will be viewed by many as unethical. When companies are purposely deceitful in communication and consumers find out, they instantly have negative and unethical thoughts of that business. Proceeding on to part two of the assignment; examining item eight, if the communicator is not concerned with the ethical factors of negatively motivating employees they risk alienating the work force. Even worse if performed in a biased way towards some employees, some may claim discrimination. Repercussions of the communicator for item four, if not done ethically may include, people leaving the organization prior to the actually layoffs if they find out. Item fives repercussions for not concerning the ethical factors may be a loss of confidence in the organizations leadership, and any real empowerment of employees may seem diminished. In the same way, item sixteen if not communicated ethically may end up having employees lose trust in the programs the managers are trying to implement. This could back fire if it was an actual well established program but employees felt it was just another unethical …show more content…
If a supervisor is purposefully rating everyone high, the employees that are the actually top performs may feel slighted and back off on production. Worse, employees may leave the organization for not truly being recognized for their work. Item tens repercussion for not having concern for ethical communication could include people believing you are never at work, or hard to get a hold of. Moreover, it may increase visitors to your office trying to get information increasing the time demand by a

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