MGT 216 Week 3 DQ 1 - 7837

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Based on the assigned readings for Week Three, answer the following questions:   Managers as a rule, interpret and enforce work policies.  Do you believe it is possible for an unethical manager to create an ethical work environment?  If you think it is possible, please provide two examples.

 

I do believe an unethical manager can create an ethical work environment to a certain extent.  It depends on just how unethical this manager is.  For example, my manager tends to say things that are inappropriate about other coworkers, and vice versa.  So, this has caused a bit of tension between the two groups that work closely together.  However, my manager also follows the firms other code of conduct therefore for the most part the group runs smoothly and ethically.  When it comes to the service we provide things are typically handled in a fair and consistent way.  On the other hand if a boss is encouraging the team to lie, cheat, or play favorites that would make it impossible to create an ethical work environment. 

 

Response 2

I don't think that it is possible for an unethical manager to create an ethical workplace because it is not who they are. If a manager is unethical than they are saying and/or doing things within the workplace that their employees are observing. The unethical employees will take advantage of this and join the manager in whatever unethical situations that are going on. These employees could be the ones who get preferential treatment. In our company part of our yearly evaluations are how are customer rate us on our website. We had a manager who would tell her employees to go on the website and fill out these questionnaires so she always had the best in the district and her store was even rewarded for it. The employees who took the surveys always got the days off they wanted. The worst part of it when someone did go over her head to the district manager nothing was done because those surveys made our district manager look good as well. That employee was fired. The ethical employees will end up trying to get help from senior management, they will get fed up, fired, or leave the company or that department.

 

Response 3

The question that you have brought to the discussion has to do with if an unethical manager can create an ethical work environment.
Managers are in the position at any company or corporation to interpret  and also enforce work policies based on the company's standards.  These standards are uniformed and seamless and all have a common goal- to promote a good work environment.   When the individual manager interjects his or her own opinion based on past experiences, situations or just their own ideas. this can cause a one-sidedness. What I mean by one-sidedness, the company's goal are not his/hers.
These managers can have their departments running a muck, not following the company's visio

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Please post your response to the following discussion question by clicking on Reply.

Based on the assigned readings for Week Three, answer the following questions:   Managers as a rule, interpret and enforce work policies.  Do you believe it is possible for an unethical manager to create an ethical work environment?  If you think it is possible, please provide two examples.