The Ethics Of The Amazon Work

1315 WordsOct 16, 20156 Pages
Success can often be seen as the amount of money a company makes, the new and unique ideas it can create, and through the reputation it builds with its customers’. However, success can also be seen in a way a company values its customers, through their mission and vision, and especially the way they treat their workers. “At Amazon, workers are encouraged to tear apart one another’s ideas in meetings, toil long and late, and held to high standards the company boats are unreasonably high” (Kantor and Streitfeld, 2015). There are not necessarily standards by which employers and businesses HAVE to treat their workers, but it seems like there is an ethical problem in the Amazon work place according to this article. In this paper we will look at an article about Amazon.com and the different sections in the article such as philosophy of work, motivation, competition, expectations, and departures within the organization. The philosophy of work section in the article comes from the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, who is unique in his perspectives on business management and work environment. “According to early executives and employees, Mr. Bezos was determined almost from the moment he founded Amazon in 1994 to resist the forces he thought sapped businesses over time — bureaucracy, profligate spending, lack of rigor” (Kantor and Streitfeld, 2015). According to the article, Bezos came up with “articles of faith” that are guidelines and principles for how the Amazon workers should live

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