Review the behaviors that raise ethical questions in the workplace, listed in Figure 4.1 (below)
Response to one of these questions;
Which three areas do you believe to be most prevalent, or which three areas have the greatest consequence in the workplace?
Justify your answers.
Using e-mail to harass co-workers.
Using company services (including the Internet) for personal use.
Padding an expense account.
Calling in sick to take a day off.
Authorizing a subordinate to violate company rules.
Pilfering company materials and supplies.
Accepting gifts/favors in exchange for preferential treatment.
Giving gifts/favors in exchange for preferential treatment.
Taking longer than necessary to do a job.
Divulging confidential information.
Doing personal business on company time.
Passing blame for errors to an innocent co-worker.
Claiming credit for someone else's work.
Falsifying time/quality/quantity reports.
Taking extra personal time (late arrivals, longer lunch hours and breaks, early departures).
Not reporting others' violations of company policies and rules.
Copying copyrighted computer software.
Hiring a key employee from a competitor.
Dating someone who works for you.
Abusive or intimidating behavior toward other employees.
I would have to say the authorizing a subordinate to violate company rules, using email to harass co-workers along with abusive or intimidating behaviors, and not reporting other's violations.
Each of these has consequences for the persons involved and the company in both ethical and ...
A discussion onthe behaviors that raise ethical questions in the workplace.