NUEVA VIZCAYA STATE UNIVERSITY
Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya
Dr. Teresita G. Rancho
John Albert Benasa
Ma. Eloisa Blanza
September 14, 2012
ETHICS IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
ETHICS: A General Perception
Ethics means a set of principles of right conduct.
The right conduct is about making choices that may not always feel good or seem like they benefit you but are the “right” choices to make. Ethics in the workplace in its simplest terms means doing the right things that guide your behavior at work.
Ethical behavior is characterized by honesty, fairness and equity in interpersonal, professional and academic relationships and in research and scholarly activities. Ethical behavior respects the dignity, diversity and rights of individuals and groups of people. Ethical behavior
Ethical behavior is the standards that you hold for yourself of the attributes of honesty, responsibility, and how you treat others in all facets of your life. The same standards are applicable to whatever position you hold in commerce, in your community, and even behind your own doors where only you know what you do. Ethical behavior is applying these standards even when it is inconvenient to do so.
VIEWS OF ETHICAL BEHAVIOR
* Utilitarian — greatest good to the greatest number of people. * Individualism — primary commitment is to one’s long-term self-interests. * Moral-rights — respects and protects the fundamental rights of all people. * Justice — fair and impartial treatment of people according to legal rules and standards.
VIEWS ABOUT ETHICAL BEHAVIOR
More and more companies are now taking an active interest in the encouragement of ethical behavior and discouragement of unethical behavior among their employees. However, the determination of what an individual should or should not do within an organization is not easy. In fact, organizational functioning is...