Dirty Hands

A one-paragraph excerpt from a play by Jean-Paul Sartre. Describes in the words of one character, the ethical problem of “dirty hands”: the problem is that while the morally superior, which in some cases includes some inevitably do things that are morally...

Companys Ethical Climate

Explains what a company is ethical climate, describes the forces which shape it, and ways managers can work to change a company’s ethical climate. Explains what a company is ethical climate, describes the forces which shape it, and ways managers can work to...

Note on E-Mail and Privacy: U.S. Law and Company Policies

Describes the legal framework of employee privacy as it applies to e-mail monitoring: the various legal theories on which a privacy claim could be based and proposed federal legislation on the topic. Also describes the policy company such as UPS, Citibank, Kodak, and...

Disability Issues in the Public Workplace

This composite case examines the managerial responsibilities, ethical and logistical problems when a federal employee is diagnosed with breast cancer and has difficulty in dealing with their job responsibilities and employee reactions. The case ends with the employee...

Discipline of Teams: Ethicon Endo-Surgery EZ-35 Team Video (DVD)

Part of a series on the discipline of teams. The series examines successful high-performance teams in best-practice product and service companies and shows how organizations can use traditionally structured teams. At Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a spirited collided product...

Getting to Dayton: Negotiating an End to the War in Bosnia

The way to break through the Dayton Peace Agreement, which led to a lasting peace in the war-torn former Yugoslavia in the view is built by a complicated, high-pressure negotiations of the United States brokered and with Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and the Western...