Ethics, politics, and diversity
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Defined as the unique qualities of an individual and is usually a reflection of personal morals and values
A form of personal power that makes people attracted to you
Power that is derived from your formal position, however, coercive power is always negative and uses threats and punishment
Many issues must be kept confidential, meaning that they are matters that must be kept private
Conflicts of interest
A conflict of interest occurs when you are in a position to influence a decision from which you could benefit directly or indirectly
Based on using someone else's legitimate power
The different behavior patterns of people
Statements that remind employees that diversity in the workplace is an asset and not a form of prejudice and stereotyping
Companies are providing diversity training to teach employees how to eliminate workplace discrimination and harassment
A moral standard of right and wrong
A formal corporate policy that addresses the issues of ethical behavior and punishment should someone behave inappropriately
When an individual believes his or her culture is superior to other cultures
Power that is earned by one's knowledge, experience, or expertise
Prevents females and minorities from moving up the corporate ladder through promotions
Barriers that exclude females and minorities from certain situations
Whether or not you you are told to keep work-related information confidential, you have an obligation to not share information with individuals for whom the business is of no concern
Based upon an individual's ability to obtain and share information
When we describe an individual or group of individuals based upon past actions
The power that is given to you by the company
Levels of ethical decisions
1. Is the action legal?
2. Is the action fair to all involved?
3. Does the behavior make you feel good?
Meeting and developing relationships with individuals outside of your organization
One's understanding or interpretation of reality
Obtaining and using power
One's ability to influence another's behavior
A favorable or unfavorable judgement or opinion toward an individual or group based on one's perception (or understanding) of a group, individual, or situation
Defined as people having certain physical traits
When debts and obligations are created for doing something
An example of coercive power; the ability to influence someone with something of value
Making a generalized image of a particular group or situation
The important beliefs that guide an individual's behavior
Acting against someone based on race, age, gender, religion, disability, etc.
Refers to differences among coworkers
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