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1 Objective 5.02 Understand ethics and ethical decision-making.
5.02 PowerPoint Objective 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: Legally Ethically Humanely

4 Legal Responsibility To 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 enforces work related safety laws Businesses must comply with OSHA regulations.

5 Code of Ethics A set of guidelines for maintaining ethics in the workplace. Professional groups have their own code of ethics. Some professional groups are: Doctors Lawyers Journalists and Teachers

6 Importance Of Workplace Ethics
Employees who act ethically build a good reputation or name for themselves. They are: Confidential Dependable Able to get along with others Honest Prompt Respect other people & property Trustworthy

7 Ethics in the Workplace
Employees exhibit good ethics in the workplace by: Respecting company time—working during work time Using company money appropriately Respecting company property and using it appropriately for work purposes: Company data and technology resources Internet access and Treating coworkers with respect

8 Ethics Do’s and Don’t’s
Be at the job on time Stay on the job while at work Return lost money to the rightful owner Turn in accurate receipts and expense reports Treat coworkers as you want to be treated

9 Ethical Do’s and Don’t’s cont.
Take office supplies home for personal use Use another employees login to access their personal files Sign in another employee at work Use company computers to play games Send personal on company computers Use another company’s graphics on the company website

10 Ethics In Technology Technology 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 personal Not 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 students sign an AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) at the beginning of the school year.

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 succeed Employees continue to work with the company

16 Ethics workplace abuse can lead to:
Higher prices Business failure

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