Business Ethics Reflection
Morality and values-based dilemmas in the workplace are difficult to handle when employees have to choose between what’s right and what’s wrong according to their own principles. Many ethical choices are clear cut in the workplace because we can easily think about what is 'right' in the workplace and what is 'wrong' in the workplace. Other times there are situations that arise in the workplace setting that two or more important values, rights, or responsibilities conflict and we have to choose between equally unpleasant alternatives. Ethical dilemma is defined as a situation where two or more 'right' values are in conflict with one another. For instance, as a manger it is up to me come the end of the summer season in the Lawn and Garden department to lay off some of the seasonal help and keep others as permanent associates at Walmart.
When choosing what employees stay and what other employees are going to be terminated ethically, I need to think about my virtues, values, and morals in regards to this sort of situation. As a whole, each concept needs to play a big part in not only how I choose associates but these concepts also need to also play a big role in the associate in how they work and interact at work. Virtue is described as; conformity to a standard of right or a particular moral excellence. As a manager in making a decision as to who is staying at my company and who is being terminated I need to do the right thing by; ensuring that I am following all of the rules and regulations when terminating an employee. I need to review their work performance, see if the called off at all in the three months they have been employed, and ensure that all the training they have completed is being used with other employees and customers. As an employee it is up to them to work to the best of their abilities, do right by the customer, always be to work on time and do not call off unless