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Ethics & Morality in Business - Chapter Summary
Use our engaging chapter on morality and ethics in business to review these philosophy topics at your own pace. Business ethics in contemporary business and the reasons ethical problems occur in business are just a few of the concepts covered in these video lessons. We've made it easy to review this information by making it accessible to you on any computer or mobile device 24 hours a day. Our lesson transcripts can be quickly printed to make helpful offline study guides if you prefer to study this way. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Discuss the obligations, approaches and rights of business ethics
- Detail the importance of ethics training, reporting programs and policies in the workplace
- Define ethical decision making
- Explain the issues and improvement associated with an organizational ethical climate
- Give examples of organizational citizenship behavior in the workplace
- Understand how to manage a diverse workforce in a contemporary organization
- Identify the effects of affirmative action on diversity in the workplace
- Describe the laws and policies associated with equal employment opportunity
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. Why Ethical Problems Occur in Business
In this lesson, you will learn that ethical problems occur because companies have a lack of integrity, organizational relationship problems, conflicts of interest, and misleading advertising.
3. Business Ethics: Rights, Obligations & Approaches
In this lesson, explore the concept of business ethics and discover how this dictates the ways that businesses interact with each other and with consumers.
4. The Importance of Ethics Policies, Training & Reporting Programs in the Workplace
In this lesson, you will learn the importance of ethics policies, training and reporting programs in the workplace that help provide safeguards to maintain an ethical environment.
5. Ethical Decision Making
We have to make decisions every day, and many of these decisions have an ethical dimension. In this lesson, you'll learn about ethical decision-making and a process you can use to make ethically sound decisions. A short quiz follows.
6. 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.
7. Organizational Citizenship Behavior in the Workplace: Definition and Examples
Organizational citizenship is a concept that all companies wish to have but very few can actually achieve. It is rooted in individual employees' view of the company and how they associate themselves with it.
8. Managing a Diverse Workforce in Contemporary Organizations
Diversity is all around us and is a huge part of the business climate today. All companies strive for diversity, so they can have a unique perspective and look at issues through the eyes of their employees. This lesson will address diversity in a global setting.
9. 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.
10. What is Equal Employment Opportunity? - Definition, Laws & Policies
Equal employment opportunity is an important concept for employers, employees, and job applicants. In this lesson, you'll learn what equal employment opportunity is as well as the primary laws and policies related to it. A short quiz follows.
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Other chapters within the Philosophy 102: Ethics in America course
- Introduction to the Study of Morality
- Moral Belief Systems Overview
- Ancient Greek Views on Ethics & Philosophy
- Morality in Western Religion
- Natural & Moral Law Theories
- Consequentialist vs. Non-Consequentialist Philosophies
- Ethical Issues in Life & Death
- Economic Inequality & Morality
- Philosophical Theories Behind the Justice System
- Moral & Ethical Issues in Peacetime vs. War
- Human Rights Ethics & Morals
- Ethical Issues in Relationships & Sexuality
- Bioethics Impact on Medicine & Morality
- The Environment & Ethics