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Work Ethics

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Nidi Nizam

on 5 July 2014

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Work Ethics
Work-place Ethics
Work-place ethics are most commonly practiced during the decision making process by any individual making sure to uphold the highest standard of ethical behavior.
Your Ethical Practice
Every decision must be made using morals and integrity by all the individuals in an organization
Let's Consider...
If worried that a decision will affect other people or perceptions:
How would you define this problem if you stood on the other side?
What are your intentions?
Whom could your decision injure?
Could you support this action to boss? CEO? family? society?
Basic Principles
Never personal gain > Good of the organization
Respect people and all rights
Never compromise integrity
Don't choose the easiest answer; consider every option
When possible, seek input!
Behaving in an ethical manner is extremely important for the work environment.
Discrepancies in worker behavior or immoral decisions can affect
and in turn impact an organization as a whole.
Stakeholders are any individuals that have an interest in an enterprise or project.

Typically stakeholders are thought to be investors, employees, customers and suppliers.
Additional stakeholders could be the community, government, and environment.

Taking into account all the stakeholders that can be affected by a particular decision and choosing the most moral course of action is what defines ethical behavior.

"Basic Training for Employees". Ethics in the Workplace. http://www.hrhero.com/basictraining/BTE_Ethics_6.pdf

"Building Good Work Relationships: Making Work Enjoyable and Productive." Building Good Work Relationships. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2014.

Bush, Cathy. Work-Place Ethics. Central Michigan University, 2014.

"Stakeholder." Investopedia. N.p.: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/, n.d. Print.
Business Abuse
I. Gossip:
spreading rumors, abuse by words, unprofessional segregation
II. Irresponsible behaviors
: use of illegal substances
III. Vandalism and stealing
: stealing money or merchandise, taking unauthorized discounts, "stealing time"
IV. Breaking Confidentiality
: Mishandling confidential information and violating the trust of the employer
V. Ignoring safety rules:
Not following the company's standards and regulations in order to maximize safety
Good Relationships
Different Type of
Relationships at Work: The Do's and Dont's
Mutual Respect
Welcoming Diversity
Conflict Resolution
Management towards client/customer
Management towards employees
Employee towards Co-workers
Employee towards Customers

Work is more enjoyable
People are more likely to go along with changes
More innovative and creative
Career development
Success for the company
How do we Rationalize Business Abuse
1. "Everybody does it.."
2. "The company overcharges.."
3. "Im not paid enough.."
4. "The company doesn't deserve my loyalty..

How can employers
1. Increase security and surveillance
2. Have networks and helplines for those who feel harmed by gossip, etc.
3. Increase employee loyalty with a positive work environment. Use recognition and rewards; social support
4. Fair wages and benefits
Discrimination in the
What is discrimination?
-A person of authority making employment decisions related to hiring, firing, and promoting, because of an employee’s class status
Workplace harassment occurs!
-An employee constantly addresses coworkers with
derogatory stereotypes/slurs based on their race
or religion.
Sexual Harassment is critical
- Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature in order to prevent one’s position from being jeopardized
Discrimination/harassment events must be reported!
-Workplace productivity will decrease
-Workplace morale to be reduced

Possible Answers to Discrimination:
-Set expectations that discrimination and
harassment will not tolerated in the workplace.
-Take immediate steps to stop inappropriate
behavior or conduct as it occurs or is reported.
-Make sure investigation of harassment
reports are handled with great

Less involvement in the company
Reflect poorly as a company
Lose customers
Getting fired
By: Warren Chen, Natasha Handa, Nidi Nizam, Sumana Reddy, & Stacy Slater
Develop your people skills
Appreciate Others
Be Positive
Avoid Gossiping
Manage Your Boundaries
Listen Actively
Overly Competitive
Picking Favorites-Nepotism
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