“Managers perform a crucial role in organizations because they interpret company policy, execute corporate directives, fulfill all of the people management needs in their particular area of responsibility, cascade senior management messages down the chain of command, and communicate employee feedback up the chain. They are probably the most important ingredient in an organization’s success and they are frequently the most overlooked. But make no mistake about it—managers are the lens through which employees view the company, as well as the filter through which senior executives view employees.” (Trevino & Nelson, 2007) Managers are faced with many ethical issues related to hiring, performance evaluations, discipline, termination, diversity, and harassment. The topic I will concentrate on in this paper is Discipline. I will describe the moral and ethical issues faced by managers when dealing with disciplining employees, examine how the issue affects other individuals, explain how the relationship between social issues and ethically responsible management practices apply to my topic, and provide a workplace example of an ethical dilemma involving discipline at the workplace.
” Most managers view disciplining employees as something to be postponed for as long as possible. Many people in a work environment try to ignore a worker’s shortcomings in the hope that the situation will improve. Discipline, however, is important for a number of reasons: not only to ensure worker productivity, but also to set the standard that certain behaviors are expected from all employees, and to meet the requirements of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines”. (Trevino & Nelson, 2007). Implementing discipline is not only a job but also an ethical responsibility of the manager. Good manager should know how and when to discipline disruptive employee and do so in the constructive way. As stated by Trevino...