Assignment: Tracking Employees
Assignment: Tracking Employees
Assignment: Tracking Employees
If tracking employees through technology is not
illegal, why should Megan be concerned if she is not involved in any misconduct?
2. At this point, what are Megan’s alternatives to resolve her current dilemma about her involvement and knowledge about GAC’s tracking employees?
3. Who should have a stake or an interest in how GAC tracks and monitors its employees?
* This case is strictly hypothetical; any resemblance to real persons, companies, or situations is coincidental.
Business ethics issues, conflicts, and successes revolve around relationships. Build-ing effective relationships is considered one of the most important areas of busi-ness today. Many companies consider business ethics as a team sport where each member performs and supports others. A business exists because of relationships between employees, customers, shareholders or investors, suppliers, and managers who develop strategies to attain success. In addition, an organization usually has a gov- erning authority, often called a board of directors, that provides oversight and direc- tion to assure the organization stays focused on its objectives in an ethical, legal, and socially responsible manner. When unethical acts are discovered in organizations, in most instances cooperation or complicity facilitated the acceptance and perpetuation of the unethical conduct. 1 Few decisions are made by one individual. Therefore, relationships are associated with organizational success and also organizational misconduct.
A stakeholder framework identifies the internal stakeholders (employees, boards of directors, and managers), and the external stakeholders (customers, special interest groups, regulators, and others) who agree, collaborate, and engage in confrontations on ethical issues. Most ethical issues exist because of conflicts in values and belief patterns about right and wrong among and within stakeholder groups. This framework allows an organization to identify, monitor, and respond to the needs, values, and expectations of different stakeholder groups.
The formal system of accountability and control of ethical and socially responsi- ble behavior is corporate governance. In theory, the board of directors provides over- sight for all decisions and use of resources. Ethical issues relate to the role of the board of directors, relationships with shareholders, internal control, risk management, and executive compensation. Ethical leadership is associated with appropriate corporate governance.
In this chapter, we first focus on the concept of stakeholders and examine how a stakeholder framework helps us understand organizational ethics. Then we identify stake- holders and the importance of a stakeholder orientation. Using the stakeholder frame- work, we explore the concept and dimensions of social responsibility. Next, we examine corporate governance as a dimension of social responsibility and ethical decision making to provide an understanding of the importance of stakeholder oversight. Finally, we pro- vide the steps for implementing a stakeholder perspective on social responsibility and ethical decisions in business.
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