Trends in Organizational Behavior

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Trends in Organizational Behavior

TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS2
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY3
TRENDS IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR4
DECISION-MAKING ETHICS AND MORALITY4
TECHNOLOGY: STRESS OR BENEFIT5
CONCLUSION7
REFERENCES8

Executive Summary
The purpose of this paper is to examine and evaluate ethical and technological trends in organizational behavior. The effect of morality or the lack there of in ethical decision-making will be examined. The positive and negative impact of technology on work-related stress is discussed within this paper.

Trends in Organizational Behavior
In today's business market, technology is constantly advancing and evolving. The various demands imposed upon individuals within an organization are related to keeping technological knowledge current, developing the skills necessary to apply technology in the work environment, and provide support that insures the proper functionality of technology. Ethical decision-making plays an important role in implementing new technology as well as the treatment of individuals and the consequence of decision-making in an organization. Decision-Making Ethics and Morality

Morality plays an important role in ethical decision-making. Logically, moral lines should be clearly drawn and yet it is not uncommon to experience an ethical dilemma in the workplace. An ethical dilemma occurs when a person must choose among actions that offer possible benefits while also violating ethical standards (Schermerhorn, Hunt, Osborn, 2005). Ethical decision-making refers to a process in which individuals can freely make a decision based on the evaluation of the interests of all parties when facing ethical dilemmas (Fang, 2006). When faced with an ethical dilemma one must consider ethical behavior, in other words, one must consider the decision that is morally good and right. However, not all managers subscribe to the concept of ethical behavior; these managers are termed immoral managers. An...
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