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  1. 1. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE <ul><li>INTRODUCTION </li></ul><ul><li>Work Ethics: </li></ul><ul><li>A group of moral principles, standards of behavior, or set of values regarding proper conduct in the workplace </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is Work Ethic? The Definition: a standard of conduct and values for job performance
  3. 3. Expectations for Employees What are the traits of a winning employee: What does an employer want?
  4. 4. Top 10 Work Ethics <ul><li>Attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Character </li></ul><ul><li>Team Work </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Limit Absences </li></ul><ul><li>Be at work every day possible </li></ul><ul><li>Plan your absences </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t abuse leave time </li></ul>Traits of a Winning Employee <ul><li>Come to work on time </li></ul><ul><li>Be punctual every day </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Be honest </li></ul><ul><li>“ Honesty is the single most important factor having a direct bearing on the final success of an individual, corporation, or product.” Ed McMahon </li></ul>Traits of a Winning Employee <ul><li>Be dependable </li></ul><ul><li>Complete assigned tasks correctly and promptly </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Be willing to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Look to improve your skills </li></ul><ul><li>Be loyal </li></ul><ul><li>Speak positively about the company </li></ul>Traits of a Winning Employee
  8. 11. Traits of a Winning Employee <ul><li>Leadership abilities </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to be led and/or to become the leader </li></ul><ul><li>Be a team player </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to get along with others – including those you don’t necessarily like </li></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>Be a contributing member The ability to carry your own </li></ul><ul><li> weight and help others who </li></ul><ul><li>are struggling </li></ul>Traits of a Winning Employee <ul><li>Accept compromise </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize when to speak up with an idea and when to compromise by blend ideas together </li></ul>
  10. 14. Traits of a Winning Employee <ul><li>Dress Appropriately </li></ul><ul><li>Dress for Success! </li></ul><ul><li>Set your best foot forward </li></ul><ul><li>Personal hygiene </li></ul>
  11. 15. <ul><li>Good manners </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hand shake </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demeanor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eye contact </li></ul></ul></ul>Traits of a Winning Employee Remember that the first impression of who you are can last a lifetime
  12. 17. <ul><li>Have a good attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Be positive </li></ul>Traits of a Winning Employee <ul><li>Accept responsibility for </li></ul><ul><li>ones work </li></ul><ul><li>If you make a mistake, admit it </li></ul>
  13. 19. <ul><li>Do the work correctly </li></ul><ul><li>Quality and timeliness are prized </li></ul>Traits of a Winning Employee <ul><li>Get along with co-workers </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation is the key </li></ul><ul><li>to productivity </li></ul>
  14. 20. <ul><li>Take pride in your work </li></ul><ul><li>Do things the best you know how </li></ul>Traits of a Winning Employee <ul><li>Help out whenever asked </li></ul><ul><li>Do “extras” without being asked </li></ul>
  15. 22. <ul><li>Make an effort to improve </li></ul><ul><li>Learn ways to better yourself </li></ul>Traits of a Winning Employee <ul><li>Time Management </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize time and resources to get </li></ul><ul><li>the most out of both </li></ul>
  16. 24. <ul><li>Written Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Being able to correctly write </li></ul><ul><li>reports and memos </li></ul>Traits of a Winning Employee <ul><li>Verbal Communications Being able to communicate one on one or to a group </li></ul>
  17. 26. <ul><li>Follow company rules and </li></ul><ul><ul><li>policies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learn and follow expectations </li></ul>Traits of a Winning Employee <ul><li>Get along with co-workers </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation is the key </li></ul><ul><li>to productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciate privileges and </li></ul><ul><li>don’t abuse them </li></ul><ul><li>Privileges are favors and benefits </li></ul>
  18. 28. <ul><li>Work hard </li></ul><ul><li>Work to the best of your ability </li></ul>Traits of a Winning Employee <ul><li>Carry out orders </li></ul><ul><li>Do what’s asked the first time </li></ul><ul><li>Show respect </li></ul><ul><li>Accept and acknowledge an individuals talents and knowledge </li></ul>
  19. 29. Why People Lose Their Jobs: <ul><li>They get laid off </li></ul><ul><li>Job loss not their fault </li></ul><ul><li>They get fired </li></ul><ul><li>Job lost because of their actions </li></ul>
  20. 30. Common Reasons Why Employees are Fired Reasons the Law upholds as “just cause” for firing
  21. 31. Reasons Employees are Fired Attendance <ul><li>Being late or absent from </li></ul><ul><li>work </li></ul><ul><li>Shows lack of responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Can hinder productivity </li></ul>
  22. 32. Reasons Employees are Fired Character <ul><li>Abusing drugs or alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Can create health/safety issues </li></ul><ul><li>Being dishonest </li></ul><ul><li>Trust, once lost, is hard to regain </li></ul><ul><li>Being unreliable </li></ul><ul><li>Dependability is an employee asset </li></ul>
  23. 34. Reasons Employees are Fired Team Work <ul><li>Bossing others around </li></ul><ul><li>Giving orders is the boss’s job </li></ul><ul><li>Not carrying your weight </li></ul><ul><li>Not doing your part – relying on others to do your job for you </li></ul>
  24. 35. Reasons Employees are Fired Appearance <ul><li>Dress Code </li></ul><ul><li>This can be a safety issue as well as a disregard for rules </li></ul>Remember that you are a representative of your company how you dress and act can reflect on the company.
  25. 37. Reasons Employees are Fired Attitude <ul><li>Being troublemakers </li></ul><ul><li>Stirring up dissent among others </li></ul><ul><li>Causing arguments and problems </li></ul><ul><li>Being rude and using abusive </li></ul><ul><li>language </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate behavior is </li></ul><ul><li>inexcusable </li></ul>
  26. 38. Reasons Employees are Fired Productivity <ul><li>Failing to do the task properly </li></ul><ul><li>Costly errors hurt business </li></ul><ul><li>Being careless </li></ul><ul><li>Can lead to accidents/profit loss </li></ul><ul><li>Being lazy </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a form of theft </li></ul>
  27. 40. Reasons Employees are Fired Organizational Skills <ul><li>Loosing Tools & Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Unable to locate things </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Time Management </li></ul><ul><li>Not meeting deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Unprepared </li></ul><ul><li>Not ready for meetings or presentations </li></ul>
  28. 41. Reasons Employees are Fired Communication <ul><li>Failure to communicate </li></ul><ul><li>(written and/or verbal) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unable to properly express ones thoughts and ideas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unable to interpret instructions and directions </li></ul></ul></ul>
  29. 42. Reasons Employees are Fired Cooperation <ul><li>Not getting along with others </li></ul><ul><li>Co-workers, boss, and/or customers </li></ul><ul><li>Failing to follow rules and </li></ul><ul><li>policies </li></ul><ul><li>Not following instructions </li></ul><ul><li>“ Doing your own thing” </li></ul>
  30. 43. Reasons Employees are Fired Respect <ul><li>Being disrespectful </li></ul><ul><li>Argumentative and confrontational </li></ul><ul><li>Making fun of, harassing, or </li></ul><ul><li>discriminating against others </li></ul><ul><li>This could also </li></ul><ul><li>land in court! </li></ul>
  31. 44. <ul><li>Being dissatisfied all the time </li></ul><ul><li>You agreed to the work/pay/hours </li></ul>Reasons Employees are Fired Other <ul><li>Theft </li></ul><ul><li>Incompetence </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of ability to perform </li></ul><ul><li>assigned tasks </li></ul>
  32. 46. <ul><li>Correct your faults, move </li></ul><ul><li>forward </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t repeat your mistakes, </li></ul><ul><li>learn from them </li></ul><ul><li>Think positively about your </li></ul><ul><li>next job </li></ul>Positive Actions to Take if You’re Fired
  33. 48. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE <ul><li>Relationships at Work </li></ul><ul><li>Management/owner toward client/customer </li></ul><ul><li>Management/owner toward employees </li></ul><ul><li>Employee toward Employer, Co-workers, Customers </li></ul>
  34. 49. Relationships at Work
  35. 50. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE <ul><li>Business Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Any : </li></ul><ul><li>illegal </li></ul><ul><li>unethical </li></ul><ul><li>irresponsible Act done against an Employer </li></ul>
  36. 51. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE <ul><li>Results of Business Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Higher prices </li></ul><ul><li>Business Failure </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Unpleasant Working Conditions </li></ul>
  37. 52. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE <ul><li>A. Examples of Business Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Stealing </li></ul><ul><li>Merchandise </li></ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul><ul><li>* Shoplift *Kickback </li></ul><ul><li>* Conflict of Interest </li></ul><ul><li>* Unauthorized Discounts </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul>
  38. 53. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE <ul><li>A. Examples of Business Abuse (Continued) </li></ul><ul><li>Vandalism </li></ul><ul><li>Falsify Records </li></ul><ul><li>Break Confidentiality </li></ul><ul><li>Ignore Safety Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Misrepresent Merchandise </li></ul>
  39. 54. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE <ul><li>A. Examples of Business Abuse (Continued) </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Client Service </li></ul><ul><li>Irresponsible Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Addictions </li></ul><ul><li>* drugs </li></ul><ul><li>* alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>* tobacco </li></ul>
  40. 55. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE <ul><li>A. Examples of Business Abuse (Continued) </li></ul><ul><li>Gossip </li></ul><ul><li>* Causes poor work environment (morale) </li></ul><ul><li>* Lowers Productivity </li></ul>
  41. 56. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE <ul><li>11 Harassment of Co-wks or Clients </li></ul><ul><li>* Unwelcome sexual advances </li></ul><ul><li>* Compliance as condition of employment </li></ul><ul><li>* Interferes w/ wk performance through intimidation </li></ul>
  42. 57. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE <ul><li>How Do We Rationalize Business Abuse? </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody does it </li></ul><ul><li>The co. won’t miss it </li></ul><ul><li>The co. overcharges </li></ul><ul><li>I’m not paid enough </li></ul><ul><li>The co. doesn’t deserve my loyalty </li></ul>
  43. 58. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE <ul><li>C. How Employers Respond to Business Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Increase Security </li></ul><ul><li>* loss prevention mgmt. </li></ul><ul><li>* surveillance </li></ul><ul><li>* Networks/Helplines </li></ul><ul><li>* threats of prosecution </li></ul>
  44. 59. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE <ul><li>C. How Employers Respond to Business Abuse (Continued) </li></ul><ul><li>Increase Employee Loyalty </li></ul><ul><li>* fair wages & benefits </li></ul><ul><li>* fair/consistent treatment </li></ul><ul><li>* recognition for good wk </li></ul><ul><li>* foster family climate </li></ul>
  45. 60. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE <ul><li>D. As Employees, What Are Our Choices? </li></ul><ul><li>Ignore Business Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Rationalize it away </li></ul><ul><li>Speak Up </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss to Clarify Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Blow the Whistle! </li></ul>
  46. 61. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE <ul><li>E. If You’re Unsure - Before You Act -- ASK: </li></ul><ul><li>Is this legal? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it against co. policy? </li></ul><ul><li>Could the action cause loss or harm to anyone? </li></ul><ul><li>If everyone I knew saw me, would I feel uncomfortable? </li></ul>

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