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Ch 6: Ethics in the Workplace: Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Ethics in the Workplace chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach various business-related ethical factors in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

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

8 Lessons in Chapter 6: Ethics in the Workplace: Lesson Plans
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Business Ethics in Contemporary Businesses

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.

Organizational Ethical Climate: Definition, Issues & Improvement

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.

Prejudice & Ethnocentrism in Organizations

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.

What is Discrimination at the Workplace? - Forms, Policies & Practices

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.

Social Responsibility in Organizations

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.

Organizational Justice: Definition and Relevance to Organizational Behavior

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.

Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace

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.

How Organizations Promote Work-Life Balance: Definition and Common Practices

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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