Published on July 13, 2016
1. THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBODIATHE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBODIA PHL 105: Moral PhilosophyPHL 105: Moral Philosophy Adapted & presented by:Adapted & presented by: Mut Somoeun (M.Ed)Mut Somoeun (M.Ed) 20162016
2. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACEETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE INTRODUCTIONINTRODUCTION Work Ethics:Work Ethics: A group of moralA group of moral principles, standards ofprinciples, standards of behavior, or set ofbehavior, or set of values regarding propervalues regarding proper conduct in theconduct in the workplaceworkplace
3. The Meaning of EthicsThe Meaning of Ethics EthicsEthics • The study of standards of conduct and moralThe study of standards of conduct and moral judgment; also, the standards of right conduct.judgment; also, the standards of right conduct. Normative JudgmentNormative Judgment • A comparative evaluation stating or implyingA comparative evaluation stating or implying that something is good or bad, right or wrong,that something is good or bad, right or wrong, or better or worse.or better or worse. MoralityMorality • A society’s accepted norms of behavior.A society’s accepted norms of behavior.
4. Ethics and the LawEthics and the Law Important Points:Important Points: • Something may be legal but not rightSomething may be legal but not right (ethical)(ethical) • Something may be right (ethical) butSomething may be right (ethical) but not legal.not legal.
5. What Influences Ethical Behavior AtWhat Influences Ethical Behavior At Work?Work? Ethical Work BehaviorsEthical Work BehaviorsEthical Work BehaviorsEthical Work Behaviors IndividualIndividual FactorsFactors IndividualIndividual FactorsFactors OrganizationalOrganizational FactorsFactors OrganizationalOrganizational FactorsFactors Top ManagementTop ManagementTop ManagementTop Management Ethics Policies andEthics Policies and CodesCodes Ethics Policies andEthics Policies and CodesCodes
6. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACEETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE Relationships at WorkRelationships at Work Management/owner toward client/customerManagement/owner toward client/customer Management/owner toward employeesManagement/owner toward employees Employee toward Employer, Co-workers,Employee toward Employer, Co-workers, CustomersCustomers RespectRespect HonestyHonesty FairnessFairness TrustworthyTrustworthy
7. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACEETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE Business AbuseBusiness Abuse Any :Any : illegalillegal unethicalunethical irresponsible Act doneirresponsible Act done against an Employeragainst an Employer
8. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACEETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE Results of BusinessResults of Business AbuseAbuse Higher pricesHigher prices Business FailureBusiness Failure Fewer JobsFewer Jobs Unpleasant WorkingUnpleasant Working ConditionsConditions
9. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACEETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE A. Examples of BusinessA. Examples of Business AbuseAbuse StealingStealing MerchandiseMerchandise MoneyMoney * Shoplift *Kickback* Shoplift *Kickback * Conflict of Interest* Conflict of Interest * Unauthorized Discounts* Unauthorized Discounts TimeTime
10. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACEETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE A. Examples of BusinessA. Examples of Business Abuse (Continued)Abuse (Continued) VandalismVandalism Falsify RecordsFalsify Records Break ConfidentialityBreak Confidentiality Ignore Safety RulesIgnore Safety Rules MisrepresentMisrepresent MerchandiseMerchandise
11. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACEETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE A. Examples of BusinessA. Examples of Business Abuse (Continued)Abuse (Continued) Poor Client ServicePoor Client Service Irresponsible BehaviorIrresponsible Behavior AddictionsAddictions ** drugsdrugs * alcohol* alcohol * tobacco* tobacco
12. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACEETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE A. Examples of BusinessA. Examples of Business Abuse (Continued)Abuse (Continued) GossipGossip ** Causes poor workCauses poor work environment (morale)environment (morale) * Lowers Productivity* Lowers Productivity
13. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACEETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE ** Harassment of Co-Harassment of Co- workers or Clientsworkers or Clients ** Unwelcome sexualUnwelcome sexual advancesadvances * Compliance as* Compliance as condition of employmentcondition of employment * Interferes work* Interferes work performance throughperformance through intimidationintimidation
14. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACEETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE How Do We RationalizeHow Do We Rationalize Business Abuse?Business Abuse? Everybody does itEverybody does it The co. won’t miss itThe co. won’t miss it The co. overchargesThe co. overcharges I’m not paid enoughI’m not paid enough The co. doesn’t deserveThe co. doesn’t deserve my loyaltymy loyalty
15. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACEETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE C. How EmployersC. How Employers Respond to BusinessRespond to Business AbuseAbuse Increase SecurityIncrease Security ** loss prevention mgmt.loss prevention mgmt. * surveillance* surveillance * Networks/Helplines* Networks/Helplines * threats of prosecution* threats of prosecution
16. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACEETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE C. How Employers RespondC. How Employers Respond to Business Abuseto Business Abuse (Continued)(Continued) Increase Employee LoyaltyIncrease Employee Loyalty ** fair wages & benefitsfair wages & benefits * fair/consistent treatment* fair/consistent treatment * recognition for good work* recognition for good work * foster family climate* foster family climate
17. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACEETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE D. As Employees, WhatD. As Employees, What Are Our Choices?Are Our Choices? Ignore Business AbuseIgnore Business Abuse Rationalize it awayRationalize it away Speak UpSpeak Up Discuss to Clarify IssuesDiscuss to Clarify Issues Blow the Whistle!Blow the Whistle!
18. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACEETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE E. If You’re Unsure -E. If You’re Unsure - Before You Act -- ASK:Before You Act -- ASK: Is this legal?Is this legal? Is it against co. policy?Is it against co. policy? Could the action causeCould the action cause loss or harm to anyone?loss or harm to anyone? If everyone I knew sawIf everyone I knew saw me, would I feelme, would I feel uncomfortable?uncomfortable?
19. Thanks for Attention!Thanks for Attention! QQ AA
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