Ch 6: The Relationship Between Employer & Employees

About This Chapter

This chapter outlines the ethics, principles and laws that govern employer-employee relationships. Take the self-assessment after each lesson to quiz yourself on the concepts.

The Relationship Between Employer & Employees - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The videos in this chapter explore numerous concepts and conventions surrounding the relationships between employers and employees. You'll learn about the application of ethics and how to foster a positive culture in an organization, but you'll also get an overview of legal considerations, such as the Whistleblower Act, discrimination restrictions and the ADA. Submit a question to our instructors if you'd like additional clarification. These videos explain:

  • How to encourage employees to behave ethically
  • Why ethical policies are important to businesses
  • Human resources issues and considerations
  • How diversity training can benefit an organization
  • How to apply ethics as a manager

Video Objectives
Factors that Affect Ethical Behavior in the Workplace Students consider the influences on behavior in a business environment.
Ethical Culture and Positive Culture in Organizations Lesson explains the ins and out of positive culture and applications in business.
Functions of Organizational Culture Lesson defines organizational culture.
Organizational Ethical Climate: Definition, Issues & Improvement Students learn to assess the ethical climate in a business.
The Importance of Ethics Policies, Training & Reporting Programs in the Workplace Video explains why ethics policies can be assets.
Organizational Citizenship Behavior in the Workplace: Definition and Examples Lesson introduces the idea of organizational citizenship and how it influences behavior.
What Is Managerial Ethics? -Definition & Examples Students learn how to apply ethics in management.
Managing Ethical Behavior in the Workplace Students learn tips for fostering ethical behavior in business relationships.
Managing a Diverse Workforce in Contemporary Organizations Video offers tips for managing a diverse group of employees.
Cultural and Ethical Considerations in Group Decision Making Students consider the decision making processes of groups and applications of ethics.
What is Discrimination? - Definition, Examples and Quiz Lesson defines discrimination and offers examples.
What is Discrimination at the Workplace? - Forms, Policies & Practices Students learn about workplace discrimination.
What Is the Whistleblower Act? - Definition, Rights & Protection Students consider the importance and legal implications of the Whistleblower Act.
Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace Lesson describes affirmative action policies and influence on workplace diversity.
Sexual Harassment and the Hostile Work Environment Students study the factors contributing to hostile work environments, including sexual harassment.
Benefits of Diversity Training in Globalized Business Students consider the advantages to be gained from diversity in global organizations.
Americans With Disabilities Act in Business: Definition, Summary & Regulations Lesson outlines the history and impact of the ADA.
Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety Students learn about the privacy, safety, and other rights of employees.
Ethical Issues in HR: Definition & Importance Lesson discusses the ethical issues that can arise in human resources management.
External Factors Impacting HRM Students consider the influences affecting human resources management.
Ethical Development: Stages, Training and Quiz Students explore the stages of ethical development and training applications.

10 Lessons in Chapter 6: The Relationship Between Employer & Employees
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Factors that Affect Ethical Behavior in the Workplace

1. Factors that Affect Ethical Behavior in the Workplace

This lesson will help you understand the factors that affect ethical behavior in the workplace and allow you to consider your own ethical decision making standards.

Ethical Culture and Positive Culture in Organizations

2. Ethical Culture and Positive Culture in Organizations

In this lesson, you will learn how an ethical and positive culture can be created in an organization and why it is important for organizations to establish an ethical and positive culture.

Functions of Organizational Culture

3. Functions of Organizational Culture

In this lesson, you will learn about the four functions of organizational culture and the impact these functions have on the members of an organization.

Organizational Ethical Climate: Definition, Issues & Improvement

4. 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.

The Importance of Ethics Policies, Training & Reporting Programs in the Workplace

5. 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.

Organizational Citizenship Behavior in the Workplace: Definition and Examples

6. 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.

What Is Managerial Ethics? -Definition & Examples

7. What Is Managerial Ethics? -Definition & Examples

Managers are called on to make ethical decisions on the job every day. But how do they know they are making the right decision? Let's take a look at managerial ethics and its applications in the workplace.

Managing Ethical Behavior in the Workplace

8. Managing Ethical Behavior in the Workplace

Ethics are important in the business world. In this lesson, you will learn the techniques that managers use to command ethical behavior in the workplace.

Managing a Diverse Workforce in Contemporary Organizations

9. 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.

Cultural and Ethical Considerations in Group Decision Making

10. Cultural and Ethical Considerations in Group Decision Making

Culture and ethics impact how groups interact and, thus, how they make decisions. In this lesson, we will talk about culture and ethics in a group setting.

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