Outcome: Identifying Ethical Issues

What you’ll learn to do: identify ethical issues faced by organizations

Photo showing the ripple effect of water after a stone was dropped in

Each day organizations and the individuals who work there make hundreds of decisions ranging from small (Do you call in sick in order to spend the day at the beach?) to large (Can we overstate our income for this quarter to raise our stock price?). Each decision has an ethical implication because the decisions we make impact not only ourselves but those around us.  The result of an unethical decision even at the very lowest level in the organization is like tossing a stone into a pond—it creates a ripple effect. In this section, you will learn about some of the most common ethical issues faced by organizations and their employees.


The learning activities for this section include:

  • Reading: Identifying Ethical Issues
  • Self Check: Identifying Ethical Issues

Take time to review and reflect on this activity in order to improve your performance on the assessment for this section.