Seeking and responding to feedback from multiple sources. Assuming responsibility for learning and change. Seeking continuous improvement in quality of care. Maintaining membership in APTA and other organizations.
I have referenced their copyright where I included their key materials in this guidebook. This is particularly true today when it is critical to understand and manage highly diverse values in the workplace.
However, the field of business ethics has traditionally been the domain of philosophers, academics and social critics. Consequently, much of today's literature about business ethics is not geared toward the practical needs of leaders and managers -- the people primarily responsible for managing ethics in the workplace.
The most frequent forms of business ethics literature today typically include: This lack of practical information is not the fault of philosophers, academic or social critics. The problem is the outcome of insufficient involvement of leaders and managers in discussion and literature about business ethics.
More leaders and managers must become involved. This guidebook aims to increase that involvement. What's Conspicuously Missing is the "How to" of Managing Ethics in the Workplace But it isn't from lack of examples that managers aren't better at managing ethics in the workplace -- they require more practical information about managing ethics.
This problem was explained very well by Stark in his article, "What's the Matter with Business Ethics? Brenner Journal of Business Ethics, V11, pp. Or, they believe it to be superfluous because it seems to merely assert the obvious: This document contains samples of real-to-life, complex ethical dilemmas, in a subsection, "Examples of Real-to-Life Complex Ethical Dilemmas" in the upcoming section "Ethics Tools: Now, they're the difference between right -- and right.
Let's Start With "What is ethics?
Most ethical dilemmas in the workplace are not simply a matter of "Should Bob steal from Jack? Many philosophers consider ethics to be the "science of conduct. Philosophers have been discussing ethics for at least years, since the time of Socrates and Plato. Many ethicists consider emerging ethical beliefs to be "state of the art" legal matters, i.
Values which guide how we ought to behave are considered moral values, e. Statements around how these values are applied are sometimes called moral or ethical principles. So What is "Business Ethics"?
Wallace and Pekel explain that attention to business ethics is critical during times of fundamental change -- times much like those faced now by businesses, both nonprofit or for-profit. In times of fundamental change, values that were previously taken for granted are now strongly questioned.
Many of these values are no longer followed. Consequently, there is no clear moral compass to guide leaders through complex dilemmas about what is right or wrong. Attention to ethics in the workplace sensitizes leaders and staff to how they should act.
Perhaps most important, attention to ethics in the workplaces helps ensure that when leaders and managers are struggling in times of crises and confusion, they retain a strong moral compass. However, attention to business ethics provides numerous other benefits, as well these benefits are listed later in this document.
Note that many people react that business ethics, with its continuing attention to "doing the right thing," only asserts the obvious "be good," "don't lie," etc. For many of us, these principles of the obvious can go right out the door during times of stress.
Consequently, business ethics can be strong preventative medicine. Anyway, there are many other benefits of managing ethics in the workplace. These benefits are explained later in this document. Two Broad Areas of Business Ethics 1.
Madsen and Shafritz, in their book "Essentials of Business Ethics" Penguin Books, further explain that "managerial mischief" includes "illegal, unethical, or questionable practices of individual managers or organizations, as well as the causes of such behaviors and remedies to eradicate them. More often, though, business ethics is a matter of dealing with dilemmas that have no clear indication of what is right or wrong.
The other broad area of business ethics is "moral mazes of management" and includes the numerous ethical problems that managers must deal with on a daily basis, such as potential conflicts of interest, wrongful use of resources, mismanagement of contracts and agreements, etc.
Business Ethics is Now a Management Discipline Business ethics has come to be considered a management discipline, especially since the birth of the social responsibility movement in the s. In that decade, social awareness movements raised expectations of businesses to use their massive financial and social influence to address social problems such as poverty, crime, environmental protection, equal rights, public health and improving education.Professional Values and Ethics Values and ethics are the cornerstone for both personal and professional success.
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