Work ethics is also called Work place ethics. It is about how the ethics is followed by people at their work place. It explains how one applies values to work in actual decision making.
It is the duty of managers to ensure ethics in work place. Workplace ethics gives some guidelines to the mangers in implementing ethical practices in business. For this purpose, the manager must have an idea about the factors influencing work place ethics.
Factors Influencing Work Ethics
Three factors are influencing work place ethics. They are:
· Individual moral standards
· Influence of managers and co-workers
· Opportunity to engage in misconduct
The first and most important factor of work place ethics is the individual moral standards. It means that, only good people - people who follow ethics in personal life - can behave well in work place. Here the duty of the manager is to find and appoint people with ethics. The other two factors are under the control of managers to a great extent. He should be a man of ethics. It enables him to reduce chances of misconduct through proper supervision and control.