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1 Objective 5.02 Understand ethics and ethical decision-making. 5.02 PowerPointObjective 5.02 Understand ethics and ethical decision-making.
2 What Is Ethics?The set of moral principles by which people conduct themselves personally, socially, or professionally.Rules of behavior that govern a group or society.
3 What Is Business Ethics? A set of guidelines about how a business should conduct itself. Using ethical business practices means that a business must operate:LegallyEthicallyHumanely
4 Legal ResponsibilityTo protect our society the U.S. government sets up independent regulatory agencies.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA is a division of the Department of Labor that:Sets and enforceswork related safety lawsBusinesses must comply withOSHA regulations.
5 Code of EthicsA set of guidelines for maintaining ethics in the workplace.Professional groups have their own code of ethics. Some professional groups are:DoctorsLawyersJournalists andTeachers
6 Importance Of Workplace Ethics Employees who act ethically build a good reputation or name for themselves. They are:ConfidentialDependableAble to get along with othersHonestPromptRespect other people & propertyTrustworthy
7 Ethics in the Workplace Employees exhibit good ethics in the workplace by:Respecting company time—working during work timeUsing company money appropriatelyRespecting company property and using it appropriately for work purposes:Company data and technology resourcesInternet access andTreating coworkers with respect
8 Ethics Do’s and Don’t’s Be at the job on timeStay on the job while at workReturn lost money to the rightful ownerTurn in accurate receipts and expense reportsTreat coworkers as you want to be treated
9 Ethical Do’s and Don’t’s cont. Take office supplies home for personal useUse another employees login to access their personal filesSign in another employee at workUse company computers to play gamesSend personal on company computersUse another company’s graphics on the company website
10 Ethics In TechnologyTechnology is driving many companies today. With the increased use of technology comes an increase in ethical problems within businesses. Consequently, companies have had to take various actions regarding Ethics in Technology.
11 Ethical Computer Use Policy General principles to guide computer user behavior.An ethical computer use policy might state that users should:Not play computer games during work hours.Not check personalNot use the Internet for personal use such as shopping online
12 Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) AUP – is a policy that a user must agree to follow in order to be provided access (login - user name & password) to a network or to the Internet.Most schools have studentssign an AUP (AcceptableUse Policy) at thebeginning of the schoolyear.
13 Ethical Decision-making Process Six Steps What is the ethical issue or problem?What facts have the greatest impact on the decision?Who could be affected by your decision? How?What would each person want you to do about the issue?
14 Ethical Decision-making continued What are 3 alternative actions?Who would be harmed by each choice and how?Are there automatic reasons to eliminate any choice?Select your course of action—make an informed ethical decision.Adapted from BF Skinner
15 Companies with good ethics Grow and succeedEmployees continue to work with the company
16 Ethics workplace abuse can lead to: Higher pricesBusiness failure