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Below is a sample breakdown of the Ethics in the Workplace chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Business ethics and organizational ethical climate||Employee relations, customer relations, mark-to-market; instrumental, caring, law and order and other climates|
|Tuesday||Prejudice and discrimination||Stereotyping, ethnocentrism, equal pay compensation discrimination, religious discrimination, pregnancy discrimination|
|Wednesday||Social responsibility||Social networking sites, IBM, McDonald's and other organizations demonstrating social responsibility|
|Thursday||Organizational justice and affirmative action||Distributive justice, procedural justice, interpersonal justice, interactional justice|
|Friday||Work-life balance||Flexible work schedule, dependent care programs, vacation policies, onsite training|
1. 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.
2. Organizational Ethical Climate: Definition, Issues & Improvement
Organizational ethical climate refers to the moral atmosphere of the work environment and the level of ethics practiced within a company. Instrumental, caring, law and order, rules, and independence are the five types of ethical climate that can exist in an organization.
3. Prejudice & Ethnocentrism in Organizations
Prejudice is also known as a prejudgment and consists of thoughts and feelings regarding a specific group. This type of behavior can be detrimental to an organization's overall success.
4. What is Discrimination at the Workplace? - Forms, Policies & Practices
Employment discrimination is the unfair treatment of employees based on prejudices. The forms of discrimination can be dependent upon equal pay compensation, sexual orientation, national origin/language, sex, pregnancy, religion, disability, age and race.
5. 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.
6. Organizational Justice: Definition and Relevance to Organizational Behavior
Organizational justice concerns how employees view fairness in places of employment. The three types of justice are distributive, procedural, and interactional.
7. 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.
8. How Organizations Promote Work-Life Balance: Definition and Common Practices
The overall trend in organizations to keep employee turnover rates down is to offer significant programs that provide a work-life balance. A work-life balance is an organizational concept that empowers employees to split time and energy between work and other important areas of their life successfully.
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