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Ethics and Social
Responsibility
Eric Vanderburg

Human Relations – Eric Vanderburg ©2005
Terms
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Morality – standards of behavior
Ethics – codified standards of behavior
Code of Ethics – set of ethical
guid...
Ethical Principles
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Justice – everyone is treated the same way
Individual rights – people have the right to m...
Rationalization
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If not specifically denied it is allowed
My company expects me to do
anything that benefits them n...
Ethics
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Are yours different at home & work?
Ethics differ across cultures
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Bribes
Copyright
Labor
Company lo...
Cultural differences
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Inner circle – members of the circle
are treated differently than outsiders
Future favors – ...
Social Responsibility
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Social Responsibility – the idea that it
is the responsibility of every person
and company to loo...
Types of Social Responsibility
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Traditional – responsibility only to
oneself
Stakeholder – improve the conditions
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Elements
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Understanding the consequences of each
action
Having a caring attitude towards self and
others
Sense...
Business Social Responsibility
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Business Ethics Magazine – 100 best
corporate citizens of 2005
http://www.business-et...
Difficulties
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Choosing between options & hidden
agendas
Some acts may be misunderstood
Once started, cutting back i...
Whistleblowing
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Whistleblowing – exposing the unethical
practices of one’s own company
Laws protect the whistleblo...
Unethical corporate cultures
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Favoritism
Altering numbers
Fake expense sheets
Lies and manipulation

Human Relatio...
Ethical decision making process
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Is it legal?
Does it adhere to the company’s
values?
Will you feel guilty?
W...
Ethical decisions in
multicultural environments
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Be open minded
Know all the facts
What are the foreign principl...
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Ethics and social responsibility - Eric Vanderburg - Remington College, 2005

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Ethics and social responsibility - Eric Vanderburg - Remington College, 2005

  1. 1. Ethics and Social Responsibility Eric Vanderburg Human Relations – Eric Vanderburg ©2005
  2. 2. Terms    Morality – standards of behavior Ethics – codified standards of behavior Code of Ethics – set of ethical guidelines stated by a company Human Relations – Eric Vanderburg ©2005
  3. 3. Ethical Principles       Justice – everyone is treated the same way Individual rights – people have the right to make their own choice, to truth, privacy, and safety Utilitarianism – analyze advantages and disadvantages and choose the one that provides the most advantage for the most people Individualism – what is best for me in the long-term Virtue – will the decision support my values? Categorical Imperative – what would happen if everyone did this? Human Relations – Eric Vanderburg ©2005
  4. 4. Rationalization    If not specifically denied it is allowed My company expects me to do anything that benefits them no matter what – they will support and praise me It is too small to worry about Human Relations – Eric Vanderburg ©2005
  5. 5. Ethics   Are yours different at home & work? Ethics differ across cultures      Bribes Copyright Labor Company loyalty Ownership Human Relations – Eric Vanderburg ©2005
  6. 6. Cultural differences    Inner circle – members of the circle are treated differently than outsiders Future favors – every favor obligates the other to return it in the future Gift exchange Human Relations – Eric Vanderburg ©2005
  7. 7. Social Responsibility  Social Responsibility – the idea that it is the responsibility of every person and company to look out for their society.    Give back to society Leave things better than when you found them Your role is to improve society Human Relations – Eric Vanderburg ©2005
  8. 8. Types of Social Responsibility    Traditional – responsibility only to oneself Stakeholder – improve the conditions of those they interact with Affirmative – should improve society in general even if they do not interact with certain entities Human Relations – Eric Vanderburg ©2005
  9. 9. Elements       Understanding the consequences of each action Having a caring attitude towards self and others Sense of control and competence Recognition and acceptance of diversity Recognition of basic human rights Volunteering in social and community activities Human Relations – Eric Vanderburg ©2005
  10. 10. Business Social Responsibility   Business Ethics Magazine – 100 best corporate citizens of 2005 http://www.business-ethics.com/ Human Relations – Eric Vanderburg ©2005
  11. 11. Difficulties    Choosing between options & hidden agendas Some acts may be misunderstood Once started, cutting back is seen very negatively – also sometimes it is never seen as enough Human Relations – Eric Vanderburg ©2005
  12. 12. Whistleblowing    Whistleblowing – exposing the unethical practices of one’s own company Laws protect the whistleblower but many still suffer from workplace social changes Inter-company anonymous hotline can help resolve issues internally without hurting the tipper Human Relations – Eric Vanderburg ©2005
  13. 13. Unethical corporate cultures     Favoritism Altering numbers Fake expense sheets Lies and manipulation Human Relations – Eric Vanderburg ©2005
  14. 14. Ethical decision making process       Is it legal? Does it adhere to the company’s values? Will you feel guilty? What if others knew you did this? Do you see it as wrong? Did you ask anyone else? Human Relations – Eric Vanderburg ©2005
  15. 15. Ethical decisions in multicultural environments      Be open minded Know all the facts What are the foreign principles behind the situation? Will acting ethically in this culture violate ethical standards in your own? Is there another solution that adheres to both. Human Relations – Eric Vanderburg ©2005

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