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BOH4M0 Management Leadership. Chapter 3: Ethical Behaviour and Social Responsibility. Chapter 3 Topic Overview. What is Ethical Behaviour? Ethics in the Workplace Maintaining High Ethical Standards Corporate Social Responsibility Organizations and Society.

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boh4m0 management leadership

BOH4M0Management Leadership

Chapter 3:

Ethical Behaviour and Social Responsibility

chapter 3 topic overview
Chapter 3Topic Overview
  • What is Ethical Behaviour?
  • Ethics in the Workplace
  • Maintaining High Ethical Standards
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Organizations and Society
what is ethical behaviour warm up activity
What is Ethical Behaviour?Warm-up Activity

In your groups, answer the follow questions:

  • What are ethics?
  • Does being legal also make something ethical? Explain
  • Are Ethics and “Right and Wrong” the same thing? Explain
  • Are ethics absolute, black and white? Explain
  • Read the case given to your group and prepare a response to present to class
what is ethical behaviour
What is Ethical Behaviour?
  • Ethics…the set of standards of good or bad, right or wrong, in one’s conduct set within a governing moral code.
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What is Ethical Behaviour?

Laws, Values and Ethical Behaviour

  • Ethical and Legal are not the same
    • Some laws are unethical (Death Penalty)
    • Some unethical actions are not covered by the law (Making a personal phone on company time)
  • Ethics generally driven at the “society” level
  • Values-broad beliefs about what is appropriate behaviour-greatly influence what we consider to be ethical at a personal level
what is ethical behaviour 4 alternative views of ethics
What is Ethical Behaviour?4 Alternative Views of Ethics

Utilitarian View

  • Delivers the greatest good to the greatest number of people
  • Concerned with consequences and extended consequences
  • A business is usually concerned non-human criteria: profits, efficiency and performance
  • An example of a utilitarian decision occurs when a manager lays off 100 people so they can save the jobs of 1000 others
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What is Ethical Behaviour?4 Alternative Views of Ethics

Individualism View

  • Ethical behaviours which achieve long-term self-interests
  • Not by lying and cheating—these only work in the short term
  • Tendency to “push the limits” and run over “nice” people
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What is Ethical Behaviour?4 Alternative Views of Ethics

Moral Rights View

  • Ethical behaviours that respect and protect fundamental personal rights
  • Locke’s “life, liberty and fair treatment under the law”
  • Workplace: privacy, due process, free speech, health and safety
  • Globally: human rights
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What is Ethical Behaviour?4 Alternative Views of Ethics

Justice View

  • Ethical behaviours that treat people impartially and fairly according to legal rules and standards

Perspectives

  • 4 Views but 8 perspectives: you can argue for or against a behaviour from each of these 4 views
  • Often one view will justify a behaviour while another will refute it
what is ethical behaviour cultural issues in ethical behaviour
What is Ethical Behaviour?Cultural Issues in Ethical Behaviour

Cultural Relativism

  • Ethical behaviour is determined by a cultural context and there is no one right way to behave

Universalism

  • Promotes the idea that ethical standards apply absolutely across all cultures

Ethical Imperialism

  • Imposing your own ethical standards on other cultures
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