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Ch 7: Ethical, Social & Legal Responsibilities of Leadership

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This self-paced business chapter breaks down the legal, social and ethical responsibilities of business leaders. Watch these short and simple lessons to prepare for a test, get ahead in a course, supplement your textbooks or improve your business knowledge.

Ethical, Social & Legal Responsibilities of Leadership - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors provide an overview of a variety of issues, theories and concepts pertaining to the ethical, social and legal responsibilities of leadership. You can expect to study topics like social responsibility, workplace diversity, business ethics, behavioral management theory and much more. To help you retain your understanding of these topics, we've included short lesson quizzes and a chapter exam. You can access this chapter at any time using any computer or mobile device. When you're finished, you should be able to :

  • Evaluate the importance of social responsibility and business ethics in organizations
  • Differentiate between a compliance-based and integrity-based code of ethics
  • Assess multiple workplace diversity issues
  • Explain the role of ethics in project management
  • Understand basic governmental regulation and management concepts
  • Summarize behavioral management theory
  • Analyze the effect of affirmative action on workplace diversity

8 Lessons in Chapter 7: Ethical, Social & Legal Responsibilities of Leadership
Social Responsibility in Organizations

1. Social Responsibility in Organizations

Watch this video lesson to learn how companies put into practice their social responsibilities. Learn how a socially responsible company helps the environment, people, and employees along with giving freely to society.

Business Ethics in Contemporary Businesses

2. Business Ethics in Contemporary Businesses

The concept of ethics is easy to give examples of but hard to define. In this lesson, we will discuss ethics and how they apply in the business world, as well as discuss an example of an ethical situation using Enron.

Code of Ethics: Compliance-based and Integrity-based

3. Code of Ethics: Compliance-based and Integrity-based

A business may develop a code of ethics for different reasons. In this lesson, you'll learn what a code of ethics is and the difference between a compliance-based code of ethics and an integrity-based code of ethics.

Diversity Issues in the Workplace: Discrimination, Sexism, Ageism & More

4. Diversity Issues in the Workplace: Discrimination, Sexism, Ageism & More

As our world gets smaller, each workplace becomes more diverse. Understanding how to work with individuals from different backgrounds is important for a successful organization. We will address diversity issues in this lesson

Ethics in Project Management

5. Ethics in Project Management

This lesson explores what ethics means in project management and why it's important. By the end of the lesson, you'll be able to identify ethical and unethical situations in project management.

Governmental Regulation and Management

6. Governmental Regulation and Management

In the U.S., we have several different government agencies that help protect the rights and safety of our workers. This lesson explores and explains these agencies and how they relate to management.

Behavioral Management Theory: Understanding Employee Behavior & Motivation

7. Behavioral Management Theory: Understanding Employee Behavior & Motivation

Behavioral management theory was developed in response to the need to account for employee behavior and motivation. The shift moved management from a production orientation (classical leadership theory) to a leadership style focused on the workers' human need for work-related satisfaction and good working conditions.

Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace

8. Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace

Affirmative action creates a diverse workplace for organizations. Legislation was passed to help protected groups not have an adverse impact on employment opportunities. In this lesson, find out the difference between protected groups and adverse impacts.

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