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Importance of an Ethical Work Environment

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1. Explain the implications of not establishing an ethical work environment.

2. In your opinion, which elements are most important in a company's ethics program?

3. Briefly discuss the purpose of codes of ethics.

4. Why is it important for an organization's response to an ethics violation to be viewed as fair by other employees?

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1. Explain the implications of not establishing an ethical work environment.

The implications associated with an unethical work environment are significant and detrimental to the organization. Unethical behavior will ultimately lead to a culture of corruption, malfeasance, and failure in any organization because of the fact that those engaging in unethical behavior don't adhere to social norms that respect others. Therefore, ethics in a work environment are vital as ...

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Code of Ethics

o Does a formal code of ethics exist?
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o Is the code reinforced in reward and decision-making systems?

Training

o Is ethics emphasized to recruits and new employees?
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Monitoring

o How are ethics and integrity measured throughout the organization?
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o What ethical considerations are incorporated into planning and policy-making at the organization?

Enforcement

o How do managers enforce ethics?
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Format your paper according to APA standards.
Create a 7- to 10-slide PowerPoint® presentation summarizing your paper.

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