An Unwritten Code Of Ethics

1312 Words Mar 7th, 2016 6 Pages
There is an unwritten code of ethics in all workplaces, in which employees at every level are expected follow. No matter the industry or occupation, this code is no more than a rhetorical set of rules that when followed, can help create a manageable and successful workplace. Ensuring the following of these rules by every employee, however, is nearly impossible. With such a large array of misconduct that can occur, it is important that every employee holds each other accountable for any situation. Whether the situation involves theft, fraud, or simply any other un-ethical behavior, awareness must be of utmost importance. In this paper, I will discuss the different types of misconduct, the possibilities as to why they are committed, as well as how it can be prevented. I will also discuss a theft assessment of my workplace; as well as an interview I had with a guy named Taylor about misconduct in the retail shoe store Finish Line. Let’s take a look.
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Although some are worse than others, there are numerous situations that can fall under misconduct. For example, one could be simply working slower to cut productivity, or they could be stealing assets from the company; both, however, are considered un-ethical and should be addressed. According to d2l, 90% of employees have committed some sort of misconduct. A number as high as such should be alarming to supervisors everywhere, but why is it that employees do such things?
The first reason is that they have motive to do so.…

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