Business Ethics Now by Andrew Ghillyer

By Andrew Ghillyer

This booklet offers guidance to staff via taking a trip in the course of the tough international of commercial ethics on the flooring point of the association instead of flying throughout the summary techniques and philosophical arguments on the treetop point. by way of analyzing matters and situations that relate on to their paintings setting (and their measure of autonomy in that environment), staff can enhance a clearer feel of ways their company code of ethics pertains to operational judgements made every day.

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Renting a dress? Divide into two groups, and prepare arguments for and against the following behavior: My friend works for a company that manages fund-raising events for nonprofit organizations—mostly gala benefits and auctions. Since these events all take place in the same city, she often crosses paths with the same people from one event to the other. The job doesn’t pay a lot, but the dress code is usually very formal. To stretch her budget and ensure that she’s not wearing the same dress at every event, she buys dresses, wears them once, has them professionally dry-cleaned, reattaches the label using her own label gun, and returns them to the store, claiming that they were the wrong color or not a good fit.

Put a value of just over $200,000 on a human life. Using this figure, and projecting some 180 burn deaths a year, Ford argued that retrofitting the Pinto would be overly problematic. At one point, over 2 million Pintos were on the road, so it is not surprising that they were involved in a number of crashes. However, data began to indicate that some kinds of crashes, particularly rear-end and rollover crashes, were more likely to produce fires in the Pinto than in comparable vehicles. ” It also claimed that installing a barrier between the tank and the passenger compartment was an inexpensive fix (less than $20).

As an internal document, the code should represent a clear guide to managers and employees in making the decisions and choices they face every day. Unfortunately, as you will see in many of the case studies and discussion exercises in this book, a code of ethics can be easily sidestepped or ignored by any organization. Study Alert!! understand how these cornerstones translate into everyday decisions, behaviors and actions. While some may believe codes are designed to limit one’s actions, the best codes are actually structured to liberate and empower people to make more effective decisions with greater confidence.

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