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Ethics in the Workplace Case Study. An Unethical Culture in Need of Change: Tap Pharmaceuticals. Presented by: Ethics in Management Team A, University of Phoenix. Douglas Brock, Brandy Cardona, Mike Mao, Rebecca Mittag and Irvin Ortiz. Importance of Ethics to Organizational Success.

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Ethics in the workplace case study

Ethics in the Workplace Case Study

An Unethical Culture in Need of Change: Tap Pharmaceuticals


Presented by ethics in management team a university of phoenix

Presented by: Ethics in Management Team A, University of Phoenix

Douglas Brock, Brandy Cardona, Mike Mao, Rebecca Mittag and Irvin Ortiz


Importance of ethics to organizational success

Importance of Ethics to Organizational Success

  • Everyone is faced with dilemmas of right vs. wrong

  • Responsibility and ability of employees to make good decisions


Case facts

Case Facts

Key Players

Facts, Symptoms and Root Problems

Ethical Issues

Unresolved Issues


Case facts1

Case Facts

  • Key Players:

    • Senior Management

    • Sales Representatives

    • Vice President of Sales, Douglas Durand

  • Facts and Symptoms

    • No in-house legal department

    • Bribing of Urologists

    • Unethical culture that was unwilling to change


Case facts2

Case Facts

  • Ethical Issues

    • Fraud and bribery

    • Illegal behavior

    • No checks and balances

  • Unresolved Issues

    • Unchanged company culture?

    • New company procedures?


Alternatives

Alternatives

Utilitarian School of Thought

Humanist School of Thought

Theory of Social Responsibility

Managerial Theory


Alternatives1

Utilitarian School of Thought

Consequences vs. actions

Net happiness or pleasure of society

Actions benefited company, not society

Humanist School of Thought

Inherent human capacities

Alternatives


Alternatives2

Theory of Social Responsibility

Company profit

Intended and unintended impacts

Managerial Theory

Managers must respond to conflicting claims of ethical conduct

Alternatives


Recommendation and system of inquiry

Recommendation and System of Inquiry

Method to avoid similar situations


Recommendation and system of inquiry1

Senior leadership and management

Evaluation

Corrective Actions

Recommendation and System of Inquiry


Wrap up

Wrap-Up

Profits over moral

Individual morals vs. group

Unresolved issues


Questions or comments

Questions or Comments?


References

References

  • David, M., & Dozier, L. A. (2000). Manager's guide to excellence in public relations and communication management. London: Routledge,.

  • Rothwell, W. J. (2010). Effective succession planning: ensuring leadership continuity and building talent from within. Newyork: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn,.

  • Treviño, L. K., & Nelson, K. A. (2007). Managing business ethics: Straight talk about how to do it right (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.


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