Ethics In Management

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ETHICS Ethics is about people and it entails systematizing, defense and recommendation of concepts of right or wrong (Fieser, n.d). Therefore, ethics is about choosing what is right. However, what is right is relative as it may vary depending on the situation at hand. Discuss what you see as the role of ethics as it pertains to management and managers. The role of ethics is of paramount importance in relation to management. From our readings, Paine L. S (1994) clearly states that “…ethics has everything to do with management.” Essentially, organizational decisions are made by the management. Failure to embrace work ethics in organizations may result in misconduct by the employees. Role of ethics to management and managers Ethics plays a pivotal…show more content…
Many a time the management is faced with a dilemma when making decisions. In principle, decisions must be ethical to prevent negative setbacks to organizations and managers. Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University through Velasquez et al (2009), highlights the process of ethical decision-making; i) Recognition of ethical issues during choice making between alternatives. ii) Getting the facts about the case iii) Evaluation of alternative actions so that the choice will produce the best benefits and least harm, the choice will respect the rights of stakeholders and the option must treat the involved parties proportionately or equally. This is a utilitarian-rights-justice approach. iv) Making the decision and testing it by seeking feedback. v) Act and reflect on the outcome. b) Ethics helps managers have the moral authority to lead others and lead them…show more content…
Compliance based programs organized by the management communicates to the employees the ethical standards required that are consistent with the regulations- both statutory and organizational (Taylor, n.d). Is employee behavior, ethical or not, a by-product of the organization's ethical climate? Every organization has its own culture and all employees adjust accordingly to suit in it to avoid cultural shock. The organization’s ethical climate is part of the culture that employees adjusts to. That said, all employees’ behavior is a by-product of the organization’s ethical climate. Any employee who finds it difficult to adjust to the ethical climate of the organization, nature selects against that employee; a) The management may find the employee’s ethical standards to be sub-par and fire him or her or b) The employee may resign due to cultural shock. What ideally is the manager's role in helping to create and maintain organizational integrity? According to Paine (1994); a) Institute integrity strategies which define the organization’s aspirations, guiding values and the patterns of conduct and
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