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Ethics of Mandatory Fitness in the Workplace

The topic is about the ethical dilemmas of the institution of a mandatory physical exercise, health and wellness program in the workspace. Do the benefits outweigh the negatives?

Argument:
A mandatory physical exercise, health and wellness program in the workspace will create a more productive and efficient company.

Using the argument:
- Illustrate the impact of organizational goals and objectives, structure, culture, environment, ethics policies, and incentive systems on ethical behavior within an organization..
- Evaluate and revise an ethics program to increase ethical behavior within an organizational environment..
- Create and systematically apply a defensible ethical moral framework to a contemporary ethics issue. To systematically apply the ethical moral framework, you must use the framework consistently as you describe the ethics issue. Explore the issue using the framework you create.

Structure:
- Introduction
- An overview of the ethics theory you are using
- A connection of the theory to your topic
- A discussion about the impact of the topic and theory
- Conclusion

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- Introduction

The introduction of a mandatory physical exercise, health and wellness program in the work-place is ethical. The ethical theory which I am using is the deontological theory. According to this theory independent rules, obligations, and duties should be followed. I evaluate the duty of the organization to each of its stakeholders. Then I assess if a mandatory physical exercise, health and wellness program in the work-place is ethical from the deontological ethical perspective. The thesis sentence is that a mandatory physical exercise, health and wellness program in the work-place will create a more productive and efficient company.

- An overview of the ethics theory you are using

The ethics theory that I am using is the deontological ethical theory. The deontological ethics means that independent moral rules or duties have to be followed. One has to understand one's moral duties and the rules that are required to regulate those duties. For example, it is the duty of an organization to protect the interests of its employees. Deontological ethics supports the actions by the company that protects the interests of the employees (1). According to deontological ethics if we do our duty we are ethical. When we do not do our duty we are immoral. From the perspective of deontological ethics it is important to evaluate why an organization is taking actions. This means that the motivation of the person or the organization is also important. The deontological theory is a normative ethical theory that evaluates ethics of an action based on compliance with rules. It is of utmost importance to follow duty, obligation, or rule. For example, a road is empty and there is no possibility of an accident, yet the motorist follows the road rules. His action according to deontological is ethical. From a different point of the view deontology means strict compliance with rules, the person should not think about the consequences of action.

- A connection of the theory to your topic

The connection between the theory and my topic is very direct. My topic is that a mandatory physical exercise, health and wellness program in the work-place will create a more productive and efficient company. From the deontological ethical perspective there are several duties that the company has to its stakeholders. It has duties to its shareholders, duty to its ...

Solution Summary

The answer to this problem explains how mandatory physical exercise and wellness programs are ethical. 1375 words with references, paper format.

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