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Business Ethics

Book Description

Axzo Press ILT manuals facilitate your learning by providing structured interaction with the software itself. It provides text to explain difficult concepts, the hands-on activities are the focus of our courses. The basic approach of setting expectations, delivering instruction, and providing summary and review afterwards.

Coverage includes—

  • To use Axzo Press ILT manuals in general.

  • To use course objectives to properly set your expectations for the course.

  • Re-key this course after class.

Table of Contents

  1. Business Ethics Introduction
    1. About the manual
      1. Course Technology ILT philosophy
      2. Manual components
      3. Manual conventions
      4. Steps for brainstorming
      5. Exercises
    2. Setting your expectations
      1. Target student
      2. Course objectives
      3. Skills inventory
    3. Reviewing the course
      1. Setup instructions for reviewing the course
  2. Ethical decisions
    1. Basics of business ethics
      1. Differentiating law and ethics
      2. Ethics in business
      3. Discussing business ethics
      4. Exercises
      5. Personal and organizational ethics
      6. Balancing personal and organizational ethics
      7. Exercises
      8. Common ethical dilemmas
      9. Identifying common ethical dilemmas
      10. Exercises
    2. Making ethical decisions
      1. Factors affecting ethical decision-making
      2. The DECISIONS process for making ethical decisions
      3. Discussing ethical decision-making
      4. Exercises
      5. Barriers to decision-making
      6. Consequences of ethical decisions
      7. Overcoming barriers in the decision-making process
      8. Exercises
    3. Unit summary: Ethical decisions
      1. Review questions
  3. Whistle-blowing
    1. Whistle-blowing criteria and risks
      1. Criteria for whistle-blowing
      2. Risks associated with whistle-blowing
      3. Discussing whistle-blowing
      4. Exercises
    2. The whistle-blowing process
      1. When to blow the whistle
      2. Recognizing when to blow the whistle
      3. Exercises
      4. Guidelines for whistle-blowing
      5. Identifying whistle-blowing guidelines
      6. Exercises
      7. Blowing the whistle legally
      8. Blowing the whistle legally
      9. Exercises
    3. Unit summary: Whistle-blowing
      1. Review questions
  4. Managerial ethics
    1. Ethical management
      1. The need to be ethical
      2. Characteristics of ethical managers
      3. Identifying the characteristics of ethical managers
      4. Exercises
      5. Categories of managerial behavior
      6. Maximizing profits ethically
      7. Guidelines for maintaining ethical principles
      8. Discussing ethical management
      9. Exercises
      10. Human resource issues
      11. Discussing human resource issues
      12. Exercises
    2. Subordinates’ ethical issues
      1. Ways to ensure ethicality
      2. Ensuring ethical behavior
      3. Exercises
      4. Ethical dilemmas of subordinates
      5. Ethical dilemmas that don’t warrant action
      6. Handling ethical dilemmas brought by subordinates
      7. Exercises
    3. Unit summary: Managerial ethics
      1. Review questions
  5. Unethical behavior
    1. Recognizing unethical behavior
      1. Sources of unethical behavior
      2. Identifying sources of unethical behavior
      3. Exercises
      4. Prevent unethical behavior
      5. Preventing unethical behavior
      6. Exercises
    2. Ending unethical behavior
      1. Intervention meeting
      2. Conducting an intervention meeting
      3. Exercises
      4. Encouraging ethical behavior
      5. Promoting ethical behavior
      6. Exercises
    3. Unit summary: Unethical behavior
      1. Review questions
  6. Organizational ethics
    1. Organizational ethics basics
      1. Importance of ethics in organizations
      2. Discussing the need for organizational ethics
      3. Exercises
      4. Functional area ethics
      5. Discussing functional area ethics
      6. Exercises
    2. Ethical principles
      1. Principles of highly ethical organizations
      2. Discussing ethical principles of organizations
      3. Exercises
      4. Maintaining ethical principles
      5. Upholding ethical principles
      6. Exercises
    3. Ethical safeguards
      1. Corporate codes of ethics
      2. Developing a corporate code of ethics
      3. Exercises
      4. Internal ethical audits
      5. Other ethical safeguards
      6. Performing an internal ethical audit
      7. Exercises
    4. Corporate social responsibilities
      1. Types of corporate social responsibilities
      2. Identifying types of social responsibilities
      3. Exercises
      4. Balancing conflicting social responsibilities
      5. Handling conflicting social responsibilities
      6. Exercises
    5. Unit summary: Organizational ethics
      1. Review questions
  7. Business Ethics Course summary
    1. Course summary
      1. Business Ethics
    2. Continued learning after class
      1. Next courses in this series
      2. Other resources
  8. Glossary