Ethical Issues in Management Essay

1199 Words Jul 10th, 2012 5 Pages
Ethical Issues in Management
Charles Hall
Axia Student

Diversity in the workplace refers to the stark contrast of individuals within the same work environment. Many moral and ethical issues are faced by managers every day concerning diversity. Social Issues and ethically responsible management practices relate to workplace diversity in simple but important ways. Ethically it is irresponsible for managers to manage diversity in the workplace by acting insensitively towards employees. There are many ways that managers can avoid ethical issues concerning diversity in the workplace, but first they must understand the moral and ethical issues that they are faced with. Fifty years ago it was not uncommon to see any workplace filled with
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The main conflict that will arise within the workplace is when one employee becomes offended by another employees actions whether they are intentional or not. It is the managers moral and ethical obligation to resolve these conflicts when they arise quickly so that they do not worsen. It is difficult to maintain a productive workplace if employees are constantly being petty with one another. A savvy manager will instill moral confidence in his or her employees through positive and repetitive examples of leadership, not just thumping the ethics handbook a few times a year while doughnuts and coffee are consumed in mass quantities. These training sessions should still be held, but the manager is faced daily with ethical and moral dilemmas meaning that the manager should keep ethics and moral responsibility on the front of his or her brain on a daily basis. Many social issues can bleed into the work place affecting the current ethical issues or even creating new ones for the manager to deal with. Current events are always important for a manager to keep track of. Knowing what is going on in the world around them on a broad scale can help them relate to their employees interests. Being able to speak to the employee on more than just the “uh huh” level of what his or her interest are enables the manager to build a good rapport and a foundation of trust with the employee.
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