Essay on Ethics And Ethics Of The Workplace

930 Words Jun 7th, 2015 4 Pages
Complete Name: Complete 2 Student Name: Muccillo, John Robin

1. Ethics is a topic that sparks a lot of debate amongst different groups of people; it is hard to keep everyone in an organization happy. Research one ethical issue that is prevalent in the workplace and decide, as a leader, how you would handle it. Use Exercise 7-3 “Organizational Ethics” to aid you in your answer.

Student Answer: Arguably, one of the most slippery dimensions in organizational ethics is the definition of good (Manning and Curtis, 2011). All decisions made in business arise from an individual’s understanding of the rules, so an agreed-upon definition of what the right thing really is makes all the difference.Every member of every organization comes to the table with their own set of values (Sternberg, 2012). These values are an amalgam of principles learned during one’s upbringing combined with everything else observed in the behavior of other leaders and individuals. Add to this an organization’s norms, wherever they might fall on the continuum of social good, and an individual’s values can be pushed in a particular direction – perhaps good, perhaps bad.As one who has led, and been led, my experience has taught me that simple phrase “do the right thing” is not quite adequate to ensure that all in the organization will make the right choice when faced with challenging ethical…

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