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holy spirit University - Kaslik
FACULty of business and commercial sciences

MGT 500 Applied Organizational Behavior and Management of Change

Personal Values and Ethics in the Workplace

Prepared by: Nisrine Koumeir
Presented to: Dr. Joseph Wakim

Fall 2012

Ethical Dilemma: Personal Values and Ethics in the Workplace Questions:
1. Was it fair of the mine management to dismiss Sipho from service? 2. What should Sipho have done differently?
3. In what way could the mine management have provided support to him, prior to his wrongful act? 4. How would you have acted had you been in a similar situation? 5. What should you do when your personal values are in conflict with a certain work ethic?

Answers:
1. Sipho breached the ethics of the workplace. He destroyed his personal values (honesty and respect) to help his family by giving him extra income. He paid R500.00 to the personnel assistant so he contributed in the corrupt activities. Therefore it was fair of the mine to dismiss Sipho service.

2. Sipho should not handed the personal assistant the R500.00. he should inform the mine management that he deserve a promotion rather than paid bribe that it is against ethics and personal values.

3. The mine management discovered that the personnel assistant gave promotion to personnel who’s paid to him bribes and not for those whose dedicated all their time and effort to improve the productivity of the organization. Therefore, the mine management should give promotion to personnel that respect work ethics and work hardly. Here in our case, Sipho could obtain a promotion if he was respected the work ethics but he didn’t do so, so he was found guilty and dismissed from the service.

4. If I was in similar situation:
- keeping on my personal values that included honesty and hard work. - avoiding corrupt activities, fraud
The truth will appear whatever what we are doing. Therefore, what I do will be in the same...
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