Manageing Business Ethics

Managers have to deal with several ethical and moral issues such as harassment, theft and equality.   Along with the management role, managers have to make sure they maintain a good amount of moral and ethical values.   Managers have to show fairness to all employees. Harassment is one of the biggest ethical and moral problems managers are faced with today. Also, it does not matter what level of management is under consideration: top, middle, or lower; managers in all areas, and in all functions, face situations where ethical considerations play a big part in the work place. The subject of ethics in management is an important subject. The amount of ethics in the work place focuses its attention on affirmative action, discrimination, whistle blowing, comparable worth, and sexual harassment. (Carroll, A. 2002)
    Harassment is seen as an unwanted gesture, whether it be written, verbal, or physical. More often than not harassment has the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability. The core of harassment shows aggression or hatred towards a person.   Everyone in the company can be subject to harassment if they are affected by the behavior.
    Managers have social and ethical responsibilities in the company. Managers have to make sure that all employees are being treated fairly with respect and dignity. Managers also have to achieve the company’s success along with the social responsibilities.
    The employer and the manager can also be held accountable for harassment of an employee by other employees. If the employer knew about the harassment and failed to take immediate and appropriate action, the employer would be held responsible for the out comings. The employer must treat all complaints in a serious manner, investigate them thoroughly, and record all findings.
      “Many people ask why ethics is such a vital component of management practice. It has been said that it makes good business sense for...