Workplace Ethical Dilemmas Workplace Ethical Dilemmas Ethical dilemmas are what happen when a person is faced with a decision that may press against their personal values or beliefs. At one of my previous jobs, there was a problem with employees conducting their personal business, errands, or hobbies all while on the company’s time. There were many times that people were caught shopping on company computers, playing games or accessing social networking sites, checking personal email accounts, and taking excessive breaks without the companies approval. This began to be a problem because while people are doing these things on company time, they are not doing the job that they are being paid to perform. Of course it may seem harmless …show more content…
This is not fair to the company that is paying their employees who are not doing the work that they are there to be doing. This causes more problems for the employees who actually are doing what they believe is right and taking care of their business when the time is right for it. In this instance, the company began monitoring their computer systems more to find out what people were looking for or the sites that they were visiting and began blocking them from their internal server. This kept people from doing and going to certain websites while on company time. They also installed cameras and to monitor who was coming and going so that if there came an instance that they believed someone to have left early without clocking out then they could decide the proper actions to take for that person. These decisions that they have made have seemed to help the company with the problem, there will always be people who go around or try to bend the rules, but it has decreased the number of people slowing the production of the company by wasting company time. This has seemed to help the problem, and definitely has not made it worse, but by making sure that the proper consequences are taken for the wrongful actions that a person does will make all the difference. This will also show other employees that the company is not going be taken of advantage of and that there would be consequences for the wrong actions the employees were
People from all walks of life face many ethical dilemmas. These dilemmas have consequences. Our worldview determines how we deal with these dilemmas, and guides us to the right decisions. In this essay, I will examine an ethical issues through my Christian worldview. I will also present other viewpoints, and compare them to mine.
On Thursday August 4, 2016, I was at work. I was informed that there was a young man asking for my work schedule (what days I worked and time) and what car I drove. After no information was given out to him (Tala Toilolo) left my work location in which shortly after Johnnie contacted a former co-worker and a current employee. He asked for the same information. Someone came to my job before my shift was over to watch out for me and inform me of everything she had heard Johnnie and affliates were after. This person warned me to "watch my back, to never be alone, and that whenever I go out whether it was work or anywhere else to not leave anywhere until I made sure my ride arrived ." If someone overhears all this and is friends with
In the film, Office Space, director Mike Judge brings the viewer inside the mind of Peter Gibbons. Peter is not happy at his job as a computer programmer at Initech Corporation. Unable to endure another moment of the tedious, soul-sucking routine and trivial annoyances at Initech; Peter’s soon to be ex-girlfriend talks him into seeing a hypnotherapist. Following one session Peter decides that life is too short to continue the corporate grind. This paper will look at how the film represented some of the more common concerns that employees encounter in the workplace today; such as, erosion of civil liberties, job tasks, working conditions, wages, and promotions. In addition; the ethical aspects of personnel policies and procedures such as promotions, discipline, and wages will be discussed.
An employer can not attempt to mistreat employees just because they can. Every worker has the right to be treated fairly, meaning by the same form of pay one person was paid, so shall the others be paid as well. They are not allowed to pay employees in different pay methods. Building trust is very important
Everyday nurses are faced with ethical issues when caring for patients. Nurses are recognized by the public as being one of the most trusted professionals in today’s workforce due to their honesty and the ethical standards they uphold (Alexander, 2015). Nursing leadership plays an important part in upholding these ethical standards. Leaders are the ones who help to create an ethical work environment, offer guidance, and ensure the occupational satisfaction of staff through arranging moralities (Barkhordari-Sharifabad, Ashktorab, Atashzadeh-Shoorideh, 2017).
Every individual will at some stage of their life, be faced with ethical dilemmas. There are no right and wrong answers to the dilemmas a person will face. Every individual has their own guiding morals and principles in how they base their decisions both personally and professionally. Professionally, individuals should always follow the set Code of Ethics for their profession. This enables the individual to seek guidance when faced with an ethical dilemma. Personally, it is up to the individual to determine what they deem right or wrong. Having said that, there will always be some grey areas. What one person may see as an ethical or moral dilemma, another person may
Over the past decade, the family presence during resuscitation has been an increased controversial issue. Although, there are many professional organizations support the notion of family presence, the controversy still continues. Many family members were asked to leave the bedside of their loved one during resuscitation. Parents are often separated from their kids during medical emergencies. The reason behind this can be the existing fear that the family members may interfere with resuscitation efforts or it will traumatize them psychologically.
Ethical dilemmas are particularly sensitive issues in the workplace because the well-being of the individuals and the organization as a whole are at stake. Employees must feel as though they are being supported and not punished, and should not feel as though they were being put on display; their dignity should always remain intact. This paper examines how, as a high school principle, I would address the issue of one of the high school teachers becoming addicted to prescription drugs.
Many reports and lawsuits have been registered related to ethical and other legal issues in the workplace. Sexual harassment is one of the most registered lawsuits in the courts over the past several years. The news of this ethical issue is common in multi-national companies, political institutes, schools and colleges as well as military institutes. Because of this, many bright professionals have lost their careers; a huge amount of cash has been paid in legal settlements; there have been many devastated families; and the court has been compelled on numerous occasions to make changes in legislation related to this issue. However, everything has been changed with the new legislation. Now, there are certain aspects or laws that might not be acceptable, which were accepted ten years ago (Marshall, 2005).
Lastly, company may showed the sign of losing trust of employees. According to worker union news, employees in blue scope requiring higher pay eventually go for a strike.
1. Ethics is a topic that sparks a lot of debate amongst different groups of people; it is hard to keep everyone in an organization happy. Research one ethical issue that is prevalent in the workplace and decide, as a leader, how you would handle it. Use Exercise 7-3 “Organizational Ethics” to aid you in your answer.
Personal values may conflict with ethical decision making if those personal values are different than the organizational norms of the business or institution. Constructing, and maintaining personal ethics in the workplace rests with the individual, and how willing he or she is in assimilating to the evolving cultural dynamic of the corporate world. Many times a person find their personal, cultural and/or organizational ethics conflicting and must reconcile a course of action that will mitigate cognitive dissonance. In order to be a productive member of society, in small groups and globally, one must reconcile these conflicts on a daily basis and continually move forward while maintaining personal integrity and
This unfortunately leads to employees acting according to the way they are treated, having an “I don’t care” attitude and ultimately abusing or misusing company assets for their own benefit. This could lead to the company having to compromise on their promised quality of service. The confirmed cash flow challenges that the company is experiencing, according to Mr. Liebenberg, might lead to the company not being able to offer attractive salary packages, hence not being able to attract reliable and committed staff or alternatively spending money in the right places, like