Ethical Issues in Management
The tasks of a supervisor go far beyond management. In fact, supervisors have to make vital decisions all the time that affect their employees, and possibly the business depending on the situation. Managers take part in hiring, performance, evaluation, discipline, and termination.
They are also involved in any circumstance that pertains to harassment and diversity, and they must make a conscious effort to set a good example for their employees. The following paper will focus primarily on termination; describe the moral and ethical issues faced by managers dealing with termination; explain how relationships between social issues and ethically ...view middle of the document...
159). Managers must also ensure equality among employees in regard to discipline. The effects of unfair punishment are unjust, and that’s why punishment must be suitable for the offense and constant with punishment received by others for similar offenses. Companies charged with unfairness will experience a loss of worker confidence and business standing. Studies have demonstrated that workers who believe they were treated unjustly will be unhappy, and more prone to steal from the business. Smart organizations look beyond monetary costs concerning training managers to manage the “basics” of the employer/employee relationship.
Knowledgeable companies understand that managing the basics is probably the most visible manifestation of “company caring” that there is to employees. Those day-to-day activities—hiring, firing, discipline, rewards, praise, and so on—are concrete signals to employees about how an organization in actuality values its workers. If an organization does not pay attention to those basics and does not identify and train managers to perform those basics well, it will be an uphill struggle to inspire workers to produce excellent results.
Pedro and employee, under your supervision has undergone a huge personality change that is becoming a problem in the workplace, he has become so verbal about his beliefs it has become a dilemma that is affecting his co-workers. Pedro has become a member of an evangelical church. Although he is well within his right to pursue his religious beliefs, Pedro has become so vocal at work about his religion that he preaches to his co-workers constantly, and has gone as far as criticizing the clothing the opposite sex wear. Pedro incessantly preaches the Word of God during our team conferences. Numerous coworkers have complained to you about his conduct. You have verbally recommended to Pedro he...