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Ethical Dilemmas at Work

1. Have you ever been exposed to an unethical use of power? If so, what type of power was involved? What are some examples of positive and negative politics in your workplace?
2. When an organization decides to downsize, what ethical issues should a manager consider? How would you handle a situation when your ethical principles conflict with your organization's ethics?
3. What ethical issues must you consider when engaging in political behavior (at work)? How do these ethical dilemmas increase stress?

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1. Have you ever been exposed to an unethical use of power? If so, what type of power was involved? What are some examples of positive and negative politics in your workplace?

To get started, note that workplace politics can involve many factors such as race, age and gender. In many places of employment, those factors are still reasons by which people are judged rather than by their ability.

An example of an unethical use of power in the workplace is when a supervisor intimidates an employee in order to get that employee to do what he/she wants the employee to do. For example, a female ...

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The answer to the following questions and the best ways to adress them lies below:

1. Have you ever been exposed to an unethical use of power? If so, what type of power was involved? What are some examples of positive and negative politics in your workplace?
2. When an organization decides to downsize, what ethical issues should a manager consider? How would you handle a situation when your ethical principles conflict with your organization's ethics?
3. What ethical issues must you consider when engaging in political behavior (at work)? How do these ethical dilemmas increase stress?

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