Business Ethics For the Office

    What exactly makes a decision ethical? The problem with ethics is that what may seem morally right (or ethical) to one person may seem appalling to another. This workshop will not provide you with an easy way to solve every ethical decision you will ever have to make. It will, however, help you define your ethical framework to make solving those ethical dilemmas easier. We’ll also look at some tools that you can use when you’re faced with an ethical decision. And, we’ll look at some techniques you can use so you don’t get stuck in an ethical quandary. Best of all, we’ll look at a lot of case studies so that you can practice making decisions in a safe environment.

What Will Students Learn?

Understand the difference between ethics and morals

Understand the value of ethics

Identify some of your values and moral principles

Be familiar with some philosophical approaches to ethical decisions

Identify some ways to improve ethics in your office

Know what is required to start developing an office code of ethics

Know some ways to avoid ethical dilemmas

Have some tools to help you make better decisions

• Be familiar with some common ethical dilemmas

What Topics are Covered?

What are ethics? Why bother with ethics?

Taking your moral temperature

Kohlberg’s six stages

Philosophical approaches

Avoiding ethical dilemmas

Pitfalls and excuses

Developing an office code of ethics

22 keys to an ethical office

Decision making tools

Handling dilemmas with company policy, co-workers, clients, and supervisors

• What to do when you make a mistake