Employees are faced with anxiety producing events every day: securing new clients, important meetings with bosses, interacting with difficult coworkers. Yet, these events can lead to more than just uncomfortable feelings, they may also affect ethics in the workplace. Recent research shows that anxious employees may be more likely to engage in unethical behavior than employees in a relaxed state.
A cup of morning coffee is a workplace tradition that dates back to before the Industrial Revolution. A new study on “The Role of Caffeine and Social Influence” suggests that coffee, sodas, and energy drinks may play an important role in helping sleep-deprived individuals by giving them the extra boost they need to exert better self-control and avoid unethical behavior.
Generous employees can contribute to a business climate that is profitable, productive, and efficient. The same charitable personality type that gives more than they get often finds forming strong bonds with customers and co-workers a snap. But it is possible to be too generous. Adam Grant offers some suggestions for effective giving.
In a recent study, Mayer, et al. (2013) examined how ethical leadership and coworker is associated with employees reporting unethical behavior. They found that ethical behavior amongst employees is related to the tone set by ethical leaders and coworkers.
Topic: Ethics Publication: Journal of Management (2012) Article: The psychic cost of doing wrong: Ethical conflict, divestiture socialization, and emotional exhaustion Authors: Kammeyer-Mueller, J. D., Simon, L. S., & Rich, B. L. Reviewed By: Katie Bachman It’s sweet, albeit naïve, to think that the ethical training we learned in pursuit
Topic: Decision Making, Ethics Publication: Academy of Management Journal (FEB 2012) Article: Contemplation and conversation: Subtle influences on moral decision making Authors: Gunia, B. C., Wang, L., Huang, L., Wang, J., & Murninghan, J. K. Reviewed By: Katie Bachman In the workplace, important decisions can hinge on the ethical strength
Topic: Ethics Publication: Academy of Management Review Article: Moral maturation and moral conation: A capacity approach to explaining moral thought and action Authors: Hannah, S. T., Avolio, B. J., & May, D. R. Reviewer: Neil Morelli When it comes to identifying unethical behavior in politics, business, and sport, all it
Topic: Motivation, Human Resource Management, Ethics Publication: Academy of Management Review Article: A Model of Third Parties’ Morally Motivated Responses to Mistreatment in Organizations Authors: O’Reilly, J. & Aquino, K. Reviewer: Rachel Marsh Have you ever noticed a college student being mistreated by someone else in the organization, be it
Topic: Ethics, Leadership
Publication: Journal of Business Ethics (2010)
Article: Ethical leadership and global citizenship: Considerations for a just and sustainable future.
Authors: Deborah C. Poff
Reviewed By: Bobby Bullock