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Cause of unethical behaviour

Business Ethics

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Cause of unethical behaviour

  1. 1. ETHICS • Moral principles that govern a person's behavior or the conducting of an activity. • The basic concepts and fundamental principles of decent human conduct.
  2. 2. BUSINESS ETHICS • Business Ethics is the application of ethical principles and methods to business. • It is a specialized study of moral right or wrong in business decisions. • It concentrates on moral stds as they apply to business policies, institutions and behaviors
  3. 3. UNETHICAL BEHAVIOUR • Lacking moral principles; • unwilling to adhere to proper rules of conduct
  4. 4. COMMON REASONS FOR UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR • Pressure can drive people to do things they wouldn’t normally do. • Some people make unethical choices because they are not sure about what really is the right thing to do. • Self-interest, personal gain, ambition, and downright greed are at the bottom of a lot of unethical activity in business. • Misguided loyalty. • Then there are those who simply never learned or do not care about ethical values.
  5. 5. THE ROOT CAUSES OF UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR • Psychological traps are the root causes of unethical behavior. • Primary Traps (External Stimuli) • “Obedience to Authority” • Personality Traps(Internal stimuli) • “Need for Closure,” • Defensive Traps(Two internal stimuli: guilt and shame) • “False Consensus Effect.”
  6. 6. EXAMPLES IN WORKPLACE • Executive Tactics • Obedience to Authority • Need for Closure • False Consensus Effect • Deliberate Deception • Violation of Conscience • Failure to Honor Commitments • Unlawful Conduct • Disregard of Company Policy