Figuring Out the Female Boss: Two Key Steps

Are Women More Difficult to Work With? From time to time I post a guest blog to inform my readers of important developments in the workplace. Today’s blog is an important one because the workplace environment can be a pleasing place or one that is unsatisfying depending on the way... Read more →


How satisfied are today’s tech employees in their jobs?

Report from PayScale About Tech Employees' and Job Satisfaction From time to time I publish a guest post and believe this one will be of interest to young adults and Millennials entering the workforce, especially in the technology field. The piece was provided by Robert Lovell of PayScale. PayScale, the... Read more →


Ethical Challenges in the Workplace

What Should You Do When the Boss Wants You to Do Something Unethical? It happens from time to time that your boss may ask you to do something that you know in your gut is wrong. You probably feel compelled to do it to avoid a negative reaction from your... Read more →


The Role of Management in Establishing an Ethical Culture

Ethical Issues in the Workplace The ethical culture of an organization says a lot about what a company values. Ethics codes are one way to express the prevailing values and outlines guideposts to get to that goal. Unfortunately, many companies pay lip-service to such documents. They do not guide actions... Read more →


Is Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace on The Rise?

Our Values in the Workplace Seem Skewed Against Pregnant Women Posted on May 31, 2017 by Steven Mintz, aka Ethics Sage Pregnant women and new mothers are suffering increasing levels of unfair treatment at work, including cuts in hours, being put on zero-hours contracts or even forced out of their... Read more →


Meeting Millennials’ Needs in the Workplace

Maslow’s Hierarchy Can Serve as the Basis for Workplace Culture I have previously blogged about millennials and their workplace needs. This blog updates an earlier one and discussed information provided by Loyalty Works. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs has been around a long time. It describes the basic needs of individuals... Read more →


What are the Ethical Obligations of Airlines to Passengers?

United, Delta, and American Learning a Lesson in Responsibility Let’s face it. We’re all fed up with the airlines and our treatment on planes. We didn’t need three incidents to remind us about it. We are oftentimes shocked by the coldness of gate attendants and onboard staff. We’re repulsed by... Read more →


Ethics Reflections on Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino

What are Starbuck’s Corporate Social Responsibilities? I can recall back in December 2015 when Starbucks came out with the “red cup” to celebrate Christmas with its customers. The idea was when you went to the store and bought that tall coffee or a venti-sized Pumpkin Spiced Latte, the baristas would... Read more →


Bullying in the Workplace Reaching Epidemic Proportions

Cyberbullying Destroys the Culture of an Organization Workplace bullying refers to repeated, unreasonable actions of individuals (or a group) directed towards an employee (or group of employees), which are intended to intimidate, degrade, humiliate, or undermine, or which create a risk to the health or safety of the employee(s) including... Read more →


Meeting Millennials’ Needs in the Workplace

Maslow’s Hierarchy Can Serve as the Basis for Workplace Culture Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs has been around a long time. It describes the basic needs of individuals to be happy and fulfilled in life. It can also be used to describe the expectations of employees from their work experience. Millennials... Read more →