1) According to the film, the standard metaphor for a corporation is that of an apple within a barrel where most apples are good and just a few bad. Several CEO’s offered alternative metaphors, such as pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, a sports team, family unity, a telephone system, or an eagle. Less flattering metaphors are that of a devouring monster, a whale, or the Frankenstein monster. Are any of these metaphors more appropriate than others?
There are standard types of ethics violation which every worker need to know during his operations in the business or an
Review of Literature Unethical behavior can tarnish a company’s image and reputation. If a company is unethical, they may have to spend additional money to improve their public image, as well as gain back as many customers as possible. The reason I have chosen to use articles that are quite a few years old and that are not so recent is because I feel that they are very good examples of what I am trying to prove in the terms of ethical behaviour within companies and these specific articles relate well to my chosen topic.
in your answer. Criminologists have long recognized the prevalence of crime in work environments. According to Sutherland a white-collar crime is any crime committed by persons of high respectability and social statues in the course of their occupations. His idea of high respectability of these offenders is important because those members of the upper classes could commit crimes, a notion that was often missing in existing theories of crime of that time. The term white collar crime has a wide variety of meanings.
2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW The review of literature of this study broadly focused on whistleblowing. There have been several attempts to define whistleblowing, but certainly there is no generally accepted definition. According to Near and Miceli (1985), which are often referred by researchers, whistleblowing is a process whereby a current or former member of an organization discloses practices or activities believe to be illegal, immoral or illegitimate, to those who may be able to effect change. The practices or activities can be refer to personal misbehavior such as stealing, waste, mismanagement, safety problems, sexual harassment, unfair discrimination and legal violations (Dasgupta & Kesharwani, 2010).
Introduction According to Alford (2007), a whistleblower is one who speaks out against illegal or unethical practices in school or in the organization where he or she works. Whistle-blowing, is an essential factor for pin-pointing and eradicating unethical activities in most organization set ups (Brown, 2008). According to Sawyer, Johnson and Holub (2010), most individuals disregard the idea of whistle-blowing because they fear that they will be avoided and could end up losing their job careers and also their good names. When an individual is torn between two or more deeds and have virtuous reasons for choosing each action, this is regarded to as an ethical dilemma.
As a result, the corporate players, practitioners, and scholars in the ethical field have helped to shape, and communicate ethical behavior at the work place (Terris, 2005, p.48). Mechanisms such as punishment and reward systems have been historically used to inspire ethical behavior, and acceptable group behavior norms amongst employees at the work place (Mayer et al., 2012). In the event that unethical behaviors become part of an organization’s group norms, a successive sequence of ethical problems is likely to follow. This arises from the fact that employees in the organization will lack insightful directive from their leaders, and therefore pursue the unethical behavior without fear of reprimand. Importantly, the organization has to continually consider coming up with long-term ethical solutions to such oversights to keep employees from engaging in unethical
Furthermore, workplace harassment results in loss of time and productivity due to negative circumstances keeping employees preoccupied, loss of skill and experience due to employees leaving the organization and harm to company’s market
Does the culprit of sexual harassment express good character? Does sexual harassment in the work environment take the side of a vices or virtues? In this specific scandal, the ethical dilemma asks how these perpetrators view their behavior. Ethics of virtue is one of the foremost moral substructures to decode ethical problems like sexual harassment at work. There are a few ethical theories that relates to this specific sexual harassment scandal.
Must employees will notice, criticized, or even emulated the moral failures of their leaders. If we look at our world history, it is filled with examples of how competent leaders have failed from ancient times to modern times. Periodically, we read about unethical behavior in some type of media outlet. Which often corrupts the public’s trust in the leader’s company or agency, then it brings the individual leader into question.
The art of Business Bluffing, as Carr would describe it is “simply as game strategy—much like bluffing in poker. ”(A. Carr) However, it could more aptly be described as lying, cheating, and bribing all in the name of achieving business objectives. An article published in 1968 entitled, “Is Business Bluffing Ethical?” Albert Carr maintained that Business Bluffing is ethical.
INTRODUCTION Human resource management is the strategic approach to the management of an organization 's most valued assets - the people working there who individually and collectively contribute to the achievement of the goals of the business (Armstrong, M., 2006). In other words, human resource management is a to work with employees, and for the employees, to help them solve their problems. Therefore, human resource is a complicate department, as they deal with people who already work there, they also deal with several issues which happen among new employees, such as recruitment, selection and so on. Nowadays, employee retention becomes one of the most significant issue in the organizations, and managers are aiming to find the best employees
Researchers have shaped compelling evidence for the fundamental relation between employee performance and how management acts with them (Boheene & Asuinura, 2011). They claim that the effectiveness of human resource practices, particularly employee selection, performance appraisals, benefits and reward management, procedures and employee training and development often have a direct effect on the productivity and performance of the employee. And implementing an effective human resource management can enhance the organization 's ability to attract and maintain qualified and motivated employees yield greater profitability, low employee turnover and these invariably lead to higher productivity.
Often, employee is in dilemma whether to report the suspicious activities internally in the organization or to external bodies. In most of the cases, internal whistleblowing is better than external whistle blowing as this gives a company to rectify itself and monitor better while external whistleblowing hampers the organization’s reputation and the loyalty of the employer is questioned and the employee’s environment might become unfriendly in the organization. Sherron Watkins in Enron case is an example of internal
Whistle-blowing Introduction Whistle-blowing is the act taken by an employee or former employee of disclosing what he believes to be unethical or illegal behaviour taken by his employer. There are two ways in which a person can disclose information. It can be done by internal whistle-blowing or external whistle-blowing. Internal whistle-blowing would be considered when an employee discloses unethical or illegal behaviour to higher management while external whistle-blowing would be when the information was disclosed to the public. The duty to be a whistle-blower over rides the duty that you have to your client or employer.