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Got Ethics?

"Ethics" has to do with integrity, or "the right thing to do".   What category does each of the following behaviors on the list belong?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Conducting personal business on company time (sending personal messages on company email; taking a longer lunch break to run errands).
    • A. 

      Clearly Ethical (the right thing to do)

    • B. 

      Not obviously ethical but maybe not really unethical either

    • C. 

      Clearly Unethical (the wrong thing to do)

  • 2. 
    Using or taking company supplies for personal purposes (tape for gift wrapping, making Xerox copies for your child's schoolwork)
    • A. 

      Clearly Ethical (the right thing to do)

    • B. 

      Ethical but a little fuzzy

    • C. 

      Clearly Unethical (the wrong thing to do)

  • 3. 
    Calling in sick when you are heading for a day at the beach to swim.
    • A. 

      Ethical but a little fuzzy.

    • B. 

      Clearly Ethical

    • C. 

      Clearly Unethical

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Clearly Ethical

    • B. 

      Leaning toward Unethical

    • C. 

      Clearly Unethical

  • 5. 
    Bad-mouthing the company or management to people outside the company.
    • A. 

      Clearly ethical

    • B. 

      Not obviously ethical, but not really unethical either.

    • C. 

      Clearly unethical

  • 6. 
    Calling a customer to report a small billing error that will require your company to give them a refund.
    • A. 

      Clearly Ethical

    • B. 

      Ethical but a little fuzzy.

    • C. 

      Clearly Unethical

  • 7. 
    Ignoring an organizational rule or procedure.
    • A. 

      Ethical but a little fuzzy.

    • B. 

      Leaning strongly toward unethical.

    • C. 

      Clearly unethical.

  • 8. 
    Explaining behavior on the job with "nobody told me not to do this".
    • A. 

      Clearly ethical

    • B. 

      Clearly unethical

    • C. 

      Ethical but a little fuzzy

  • 9. 
    Failing to follow through on something promised by a date and time, without negotiating the deadline.
    • A. 

      Ethical but a littlefuzzy

    • B. 

      Not obviously ethical but maybe not unethical either

    • C. 

      Clearly unethical

  • 10. 
    Engaging in negative gossip or spreading rumors about someone you work with.
    • A. 

      Ethical but a little fuzzy

    • B. 

      Not obviously ethical but maybe not really unethical either

    • C. 

      Clearly unethical