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Organizational Ethics in the Workplace - Chapter Summary
Give your employees an overview of organizational ethics topics with this online workplace ethics chapter. Broken into short topical lessons, this chapter examines basic concepts related to ethical problems in business, workplace accountability, organizational justice, employee rights, work-life balance and other important ethics matters. You can share the lessons with your employees whenever they have free time in their schedules, and our subject-matter experts are happy to answer any questions your employees may have about the material.
How It Helps
- Builds awareness: The lessons help employees become aware of the importance of ethics in the workplace.
- Identifies common ethical issues: The chapter examines the reasons behind a variety of workplace ethics problems.
- Strengthens the ethical climate: Employees who complete the chapter will be able to apply their knowledge to improve the ethical climate of your organization.
By the end of the chapter, your employees should be able to:
- Describe the ethical climate of organizations
- Assess the ethics of influence in work environments
- Explain why ethical problems arise in business
- Differentiate between workplace law and ethics
- Evaluate workplace transparency and accountability for employees and employers
- Define the concept of organizational justice
- Recognize common practices related to the promotion of work-life balance
- Interpret laws related to employee rights in the workplace
1. 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.
2. The Ethics of Influence in the Workplace
Influencing others means using power over them to achieve your goals, which can be hard to do fairly. Learn how to ethically influence people in the workplace to ensure that both you and they can benefit from the relationship.
3. 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.
4. The Difference Between Workplace Ethics and the Law
In this lesson, you will learn the difference between workplace ethics and the law through a comparison of two employees who each view a situation differently at their job.
5. Workplace Accountability & Transparency for Employers & Employees
This lesson goes over the concepts of accountability and transparency. You'll learn about some of the basic standards and obligations that employers and employees have when it comes to accountability and transparency in the workplace.
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. 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.
8. What Are Employee Rights in the Workplace? - Law & Concept
Whether you work for a large multinational corporation or a small mom and pop shop, you have certain rights at work that are protected by law. Learn what conduct is protected in the workplace and when it's illegal for employers to fire an employee in this lesson.
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