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Employees, Employment Laws and Policies

1) Identify pros and cons of a manager treating each employee as a unique individual. Do you think organizations must encourage or discourage this practice? Explain why.
2) Who is responsible for managing ethics in your organization? Who should be responsible? Explain why.
3) Evaluate the effect of an employment law, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, at your organization. What are some considerations the organization must take into account because of this law when determining policies, programs, and processes?

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1) Identify pros and cons of a manager treating each employee as a unique individual.

There are definitely pros and cons to this situation. When a manager treats each employee as an individual, the employee often places more value on the manager-employee relationship. The manager is also looked up to, in a different way as compared to managers treating all employees as a group, with no individual identity. In terms of productivity, it can be a disadvantage. When all employees are treated with high standards and held to high productivity levels regardless of individual characteristics, it can push productivity to higher levels. The problem is that if some employees can't keep up due to a lack of skills or other limitations, it can quickly turn into a hostile work situation. The ideal situation is to have a manager treat each employee as an individual but to keep expectations high so that employees don't decrease their productivity simply because the manager understands the limitations and unique characteristics of each employee.

Do you think organizations must encourage or discourage this practice? Explain why.

The practice should ...

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This solution identifies the advantages and disadvantages of treating employees as unique individuals. Ethics management and employment law are also thoroughly discussed.

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