Business Ethics and the Individual
People are quick to say that it is not the business that did bad things but the people who run the corporation. This week’s thrust is the examination of ethics from the individual’s perspective in the workplace. What ethical behaviors should the individual exhibit? And what behaviors should the individual expect from the business? Also discussed are several unique 21st century ethical issues facing the individual in the workplace.
Theme 1: Knowing Your Own Values and Ethics
Do The Right Thing: Making Ethical Decisions in Everyday Life
What Are Your Values
Identifying Your Values (Priority Test)
Living Your Values (1)
Living Your Values (2)
27 Psychological Reasons Why Good People Do Bad Things
Theme 2: Unique Ethical Issues for the Individual
Below are several of the most common and contemporary ethical issues that employees face in the workplace.
Whistleblowing: Redefining Ethics
Snowden and the Ethics of Whistleblowing
Employee Behavior Standards in the Workplace
Should Companies Monitor Their Employees Social Media
Common Ethical Workplace Dilemmas
Moral Issues Facing Employees
Activity #1: Making the Case
One of your readings for the week, “27 Psychological Reasons Good People Do Bad Things”, looks at a number of examples where arguably good people are faced with challenging ethical situations and take perhaps a less than ethical stance in reaction thereto. For this activity you are to select 3 of the examples and discuss whether you agree or disagree with the outcome or conclusion. In your discussion I want you to make the most compelling arguments you can to convince and persuade me that your point of view is the correct one. Is there anything in your value system that leads you to your point of view?