Ethics in business place

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Ethics in Business Place, with a focus especially on Indian Information Technology Industry

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Ethics in business place

  1. 1. Ethics The big deal P.S. Pradeep
  2. 2. Agenda Understanding Ethics The need for Ethics Finding Solutions
  3. 3. Intro… 1 Our Knowledge often misses the finer things that matter
  4. 4. Professional ethics Set of rules Everybody can have a set of rules and can still be wrong general Behavio r Ethics vary with profession and it is important to understand this difference within a professi on Example: Legal Ethics are different from Journalistic Ethics, where a lawyer cannot by requirement keep a source secret a Journalist is often necessitated to keep a source secret Professional Ethics Understanding Ethics 2 Exploring the Need Finding Solutions
  5. 5. Challenge: Behavior Peers Heredity No one ultimately has the same ingredients and therefore the same behavior Behavio r Experiences Setting our Context 3 Teachers Moreover, by every passing generation all these ingredients change and therefore behavior of individuals change Which brings us to the conclusion that Ethics constantly change V. Campbell & R.Bond 1982 Exploring the Need Finding Solutions
  6. 6. Challenge: Profession 4 Every profession has its objective But behind every objective is also a driving force of any business: the bottomline How does one manage to reach objectives with a healthy bottomline and yet stay ethical? Setting our Context Exploring the Need Finding Solutions
  7. 7. A Great Power 5 Franklin D. Roosevelt With great power comes great responsibility: technology has that great power Stan Lee Spider Man Setting our Context Exploring the Need Finding Solutions
  8. 8. The need
  9. 9. 6 A Story Setting our Context Exploring the Need Finding Solutions
  10. 10. Business Universe 7 Industry Any business / industry has ethical issues to consider at all these levels Work Employees How does each of these impact ethical standards of our final output? Work force Environment Setting our Context Exploring the Need Finding Solutions
  11. 11. 8 Industry The one major regulators Setting our Context Exploring the Need industry Finding Solutions with no
  12. 12. Workforce Apr 29 2008: 150-250 firms dedicated to doll out fake certificates Setting our Context Exploring the Need 9 Sep 29 2013: 1,500 firms dedicated to doll out fake certificates Finding Solutions
  13. 13. Information itself… 30 market share for Hyundai 30% Data Context Unit By the time data starts to become information – each entity of this information can be misrepresented or misinterpreted – and technology makes it easier Setting our Context Exploring the Need Finding Solutions 10
  14. 14. The Big Fat Lie 11 Remember the story that I told you about the monkeys – it’s a BIG LIE!!! Setting our Context Exploring the Need Finding Solutions
  15. 15. Action Points
  16. 16. Moral Development 12 POST CONVENTIONAL -Universal Ethical Principles - Social Accord CONVENTIONAL -Authority and Social Order (Ages 16+) - Inter-personal accord (Ages 8-16) The most appropria te age to learn PRE – CONVENTIONAL -Self – interest (Ages 6-10) - Obedience and Punishment (Ages 1-5) Lawrence Kohlberg’s stages of Moral Development Setting our Context Exploring the Need Finding Solutions
  17. 17. Influential thoughts Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important Setting our Context Exploring the Need Finding Solutions 13
  18. 18. www.thesprintingmind.blogs pot.in

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