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We believe that there is ethics in the work place, but is it really. To build and sustain an ethical culture, organizations need a comprehensive framework that encompasses communication of behavior expectations, training on ethics and compliance issues, stakeholder input resolution of reported matters and analysis of the entire ethics program this closed-loop process not only yields more effective overnight, it also supports prompt resolution of critical issues and provides data for assessing and improving process, policies, and organizational structure. (Childers, David; Marks, Norman. Oct 2005 3p).

Think about it, you have people in their own group (click) who do not want to associate with certain other people. Why? We are all people, and then there are those who talk about everyone, (boring) it's just rude, example; a group of your co-workers are talking (whispering) and laughing together, and when you look in their direction they stop, and resume when you look away, some ethics, now your feelings are hurt because you know they have said something about you. Do these people think they are better than everyone else; of course they do. They have their own personal workplace ethics.

What about the office eater, that's right the office eater, who steals lunches from the refrigerator because their hungry did not bring their own lunch, and they know no one is looking. Has anyone found out who it was yet?

Workplace ethics should make for a comfortable environment. If ethics were all positive would there be a need for them. The proper role of ethical reasoning is to highlight acts of two kinds: those which enhance and well-being of others-that warrant

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our praise-and those that harm or diminish the well-being of others-and thus warrant our criticism (Dr. Paul, Richard; Dr. Elder, Linda 2003). There are wide ranges of ethics, but are they correct. Can you accept change, cause your employer wants you to change desks, it's not easy you have grown accustom to the desk you have and now you have to pack your things and move over. Are you open to new things? Today I'm making new procedures on how you print reports, or are you willing to help a co-worker, all these things have ethics, and it's how you look at them. They can be positive or negative. What about your phone etiquette, do you have any? There is an ethical use for the phone its called manners.

In the work place you greet a caller as if you were face to face, ever heard someone say I can feel your happiness, or I can see your smile, that indicates you have phone etiquette, so if you are selling anything, you will most likely get repeated calls from your customer. I've said it once, and I'll repeat it; ethics can and will be positive or negative.

Lets look at some negative ethics, you have asked a co-worker for help with a problem and their reply is; wait I have to finish this or when I get finish I'll help you, now it's three thirty time to go home, and that person just wraps up and leave. By then your ethical thinking has already told you to ask someone else for help. The person you asked did not use ethics, or simply did not want to help you. What they could have said was, please ask someone else, I'm in the middle of a problem myself and I have a deadline to meet.

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Now lets get to the Big Time Executive Managers; some of them have swollen heads, you know the expression, when you get something your head swells. How do they cope, after all they have to watch us, and tell us what to do? Did you get the ethic? Leadership. Have you ever felt like the manager brought his home to work with him/her? They are no longer managing adults they are baby-sitting children. If you did not get it yet, this ethic is behavior.

Sometimes a manager will discipline you based on the activities of the morning before they got to work. Is it fair, why is that? Well my ethical theory they forgot; don't bring your home to work with you. But if you are a positive thinking person (your ethics) you chalk it up to their having a bad day, and you'll do something

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