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5.02 PowerPoint. Objective 5.02 Understand ethics and ethical decision-making. 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. What Is Business Ethics?.

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Objective 5.02 Understand ethics and ethical decision-making.

what is ethics

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.

what is business ethics
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
legal responsibility
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.

code of ethics
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
importance of workplace ethics
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
ethics in the workplace
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 email
    • Treating coworkers with respect
ethics in technology
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.

ethical computer use policy
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 e-mail
    • Not use the Internet for personal use such as shopping online
acceptable use policy aup
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


ethical decision making process six steps
Ethical Decision-makingProcess 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?
ethical decision making continued
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 http://lessonplans.btskinner.com/ethics1.html