Ethics in the Workplace (one paragraph for this topic)
Analyze 2 of the following ethical scenarios:
Although John is an honest employee who never takes money from the company cash box, he uses the company car to run personal errands while making sales-rounds. Is this unethical behavior? If so, why? If not, why not?
Betty is a high producing, devoted employee who might work overtime in an emergency. She tells her boss that she got caught in traffic upon arriving late the next day, when in fact, she overslept. Is this unethical behavior? If so, why? If not, why not?
Suzy is a sympathetic employee who knows a co-worker is operating a small business on the side (often using company office equipment and paper) but says nothing. Is this unethical behavior? If so, why? If not, why not?
Noticing her supervisor, a young married man, taking her co-worker, Joanna, who was divorced, home two nights in succession, Diane decided something was going on between them. Without any malicious intent, Diane introduced the matter into the local grapevine and, as so often happens, the rumor got out of hand. Is this unethical behavior? If so, why? If not, why not?
Globalization (one paragraph for this topic)
Describe how globalization has changed the way American companies are doing business. In what ways do you believe this change has benefited American organizations and/or their customers? Are there ways in which organizations and their customers have been adversely effected? Explain.
For this week’s Guidance, I would like for you to view the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUJ00vNGCPE
The point is to educate people about the easy allure of falling into the pit of unethical behavior in business and the regrets that come from that. All of this is from one person’s experience but it has received a lot of views for it bringing the reality to life to warn people of the consequences.
To successfully complete this week’s assignments, read the following chapters from the text, Contemporary Social Problems and the Workplace:
Chapter Five – Global Workplace: Issues and Trends
Giraffe, V. (2011). Contemporary social problems and the workplace. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.