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Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? Which comes first, ethical behavior or systems thinking?
Ethical behavior can be found in companies where the management philosophy is not systemic. Ask around, and everyone has a reason as to why we should behave ethically or why we can't do it that way.
According to, "Ethics in the Workplace," by William F. Roth, A group of 15 middle managers were asked why their companies' efforts to improve ethics were not producing results. Some of the answers were: lack of commitment and lack of a believable message from the top; no real effort to get buy-in from employees; companies are focused on short-term rather than long-term; employees are too busy dealing with intimidation by bosses and in-house competition; and old habits are difficult to change.
Roth goes on to say, "As an advocate I find it interesting that most companies periodically require lower-level employees to sit through ethics training. However, I have also observed that the real problems do not originate with these workers. Rather, most of the real problems originate further up the hierarchy."Bookstores, Internet, YouTube, almost any source library is full of "ways to act ethically in the workplace."
- Identify andEXPLAINhow the law dictates how a person must behave.
- Explain how society as a whole benefits from ethical behavior and lose in unethical behavior.
- Identify how ethics or morals govern how people should behave, focusing on the workplace.
- Identify (not just list) at least three strong ethical standards that you think should be required in all places of employment explaining your thoughts.