Essay about Ethics and Diversity Management Policies

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Introduction The purpose of this paper is to analyze best principles for implementing and support ethical behavior in an organization and diversity management. The researcher will recommend policies for ethics and diversity management. Furthermore, the researcher will identify policies for monitoring unethical behavior and injustice in an organization. Finally, the researcher will provide the rationale for selected policies.
Ethics Policies According to Golja and Paulisic (2010) ethics is defined as a system of moral principles, the rule of conduct recognized in respects to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture and the moral principles of an individual. Camps and Majocchi (2010) defines ethics as rules
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Furthermore, leadership must allow employees to take ownership of the policies in order for employees to realize that ethical behavior and business practices is the responsibility of all employees. For example, the literature examines best practice as to conduct annual ethics training to reinforce established policies. To include, outlined auditing processes to ensure policies are effective, efficient, and to allow for changes when necessary (Camps & Majocchi, 2010; Mele, Debeljuh, & Arruda, 2006; Schnebel & Bienert, 2004).
The literature examines the following ethics policies: a) use of company funds and assets, b) handling of confidential information, c) personal financial interests and outside activities, and d) how to conducting business that is in compliance with organizational, state, local government, and federal laws. Also, organizations should have ethical policies that address trading stock, conducting business with suppliers and customer, kickbacks and rebates, the acceptance of gifts, bribery, destruction of company property, and the handling of the organization’s recordkeeping and retention of records. To conclude, organizations need to have policies that address disclosure of information, as well as, appropriate acceptable behavior when dealing with competitors, suppliers, and other business partners

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