Business ethics

Office Politics: How to Play the Game – Ethically

Workplace Ethics Advice Yesterday I posted a blog on my Ethics Sage blog site about the nature of office politics and basic ethical considerations. Today I look at how office politics is played and how you can use it to your (ethical) advantage. Socialization Organizations are social places and much... Read more →


Social Media Ethics in the Workplace

Managing Employee Behavior Online A version of this blog was first posted on October 16, 2012. Online social media applications are quickly gaining the mindshare of company employees and changing just as rapidly. With all the benefits that social media is bringing to the corporate world, a company faces numerous... Read more →


What Ever Happened to Johnson & Johnson?

From Ethics Hero to Goat On July 12, 2018, J&J was ordered to pay $4.69 billion to 22 women and their families who had claimed that asbestos in the company’s talcum powder products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. The punitive damage part of the award ($4.14 billion) was the... Read more →


Dangers of Incivility in the Workplace

Treat Others Civilly and Expect the Same in Return I’ve blogged about civility in the workplace before. Today’s blog is an extension of others on this issue. Civility represents the quality of our behavior with others in our communities. This is important for business because how we treat others signals... Read more →


Pregnancy Discrimination

Blog by Pepperdine University student Ivy This week I will post five blogs from students at Pepperdine University. Professor Carolyn Galantine assigned students to choose a blog and post comments. I appreciate students' inclusion of my blog in their responses. This is blog #5. People need to realize that pregnancy... Read more →


Cell Phone Use at Work: Where’s the Line?

Blog by Pepperdine University student David Kim This week I will post five blogs from students at Pepperdine University. Professor Carolyn Galantine assigned students to choose a blog and post comments. I appreciate students' inclusion of my blog in their responses. This is blog #4. There are many different business... Read more →


How Should Women Be Treated in the Workplace

Blog by Pepperdine University student Beth This week I will post five blogs from students at Pepperdine University. Professor Carolyn Galantine assigned students to choose a blog and post comments. I appreciate students' inclusion of my blog in their responses. This is blog #3. Let me preface this post by... Read more →


Dating in the Workplace

Blog by Pepperdine University student Victoria Dong This week I will post five blogs from students at Pepperdine University. Professor Carolyn Galantine assigned students to choose a blog and post comments. I appreciate students' inclusion of my blog in their responses. This is blog # 2. Last week at Happy... Read more →


If there’s any Legitimate Nonemergency Excuse for doing Personal Things on Shift, it’s Downtime

Blog by Pepperdine University student Andy Zhang This week I will post five blogs from students at Pepperdine University. Professor Carolyn Galantine assigned students to choose a blog and post comments. I appreciate students' inclusion of my blog in their responses. This is Blog #1. If there’s one thing we... Read more →


Giving Voice to Integrity in the Workplace

Do What You Think is Right Because it is Right I have previously blogged about integrity in the workplace and today’s piece is an extension of those issues. Integrity is an essential ingredient in being an ethical person. Personal integrity is an innate moral conviction to stand against things that... Read more →