Ethical Issues & Management

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ETHICAL ISSUES AND MANAGEMENT PAPER

Ethical Issues and Management Paper
Jamie Culley
University of Phoenix Online Campus
Ethical Issues and Management Paper
Introduction.

The responsibilities of a manager go far beyond supervision. In fact, managers are forced to make important decisions every day that affect the company, their employees, and possibly the public depending on the circumstance. Managers take part in hiring, performance, evaluation, discipline, and termination. They are also involved in any circumstance that pertains to harassment and diversity, and they must make a conscious effort to set a good example for their employees. The following paper will focus primarily on discipline; describe the moral and ethical issues faced by managers dealing with discipline; include how the issue affects other individuals; explain how relationships between social issues and ethically responsible management practices apply to discipline; provide a workplace example of an ethical dilemma involving discipline; and discuss any laws governing the manager who provided the discipline in such an ethical dilemma.

Discipline

Describe the moral and ethical issues faced by managers dealing with your selected topic. Include how the issue affects other individuals.

In the case of discipline, managers must know how to appropriately discipline their employees. Managers must ensure equality amongst employees in regard to discipline so as to obey the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which "specify that all employees in an organization must receive consistent discipline for similar infractions" (Trevino & Nelson, 2007, p. 159). Managers must also ensure equality amongst employees in regard to discipline because it is the ethical thing to do. For instance, consider that a certain man has been working for a company for 20 years and he gets caught misusing corporate resources. In this scenario, a manager might be tempted to give him a warning or even write him up for his...
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