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Workplace morality : behavioral ethics in organizations

Author: Muel Kaptein
Publisher: [Bingley] United Kingdom : Emerald, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Why do honest and decent employees sometimes overstep the mark? Drawing on scientific experiments and examples from business practice, Muel Kaptein discusses why good people sometimes do bad things and how they rise above this behavior.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kaptein, Muel.
Workplace morality.
Bingley : Emerald Group Pub. Ltd., 2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Muel Kaptein
ISBN: 9781783501632 1783501634
OCLC Number: 868914922
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 161 pages)
Contents: Front cover; Workplace morality: behavioral ethics in organizations; Copyright page; Contents; Introduction; This Book; The context; 1. Good or Bad by Nature? Empathy and Sympathy; 2. What Is My Price? Integrity as Supply and Demand; 3. Bagels at Work: Honesty and Dishonesty; 4. Egoism versus Altruism: The Theory of the Warm Glow and the Helping Hand; 5. What You Expect Is What You Get: The Pygmalion and Golem Effects; 6. Self-Image and Behavior: The Galatea Effect; 7. Self-Knowledge and Mirages: Self-Serving Biases and the Dodo Effect. 8. Apples, Barrels, and Orchards: Dispositional, Situational, and Systemic Causes; Factor 1: Clarity; 9. Flyers and Norms: Cognitive Stimuli; 10. The Ten Commandments and Fraud: Affective Stimuli; 11. The Name of the Game: Euphemisms and Spoilsports; 12. Hypegiaphobia: The Fear Factor of Rules; 13. Rules Create Offenders and Forbidden Fruits Taste the Best: Reactance Theory; 14. What Happens Normally Is the Norm: Descriptive and Injunctive Norms; 15. Broken Panes Bring Bad Luck: The Broken Window Theory; 16. The Office as a Reflection of the Inner Self: Interior Decoration and Architecture. Factor 2: Role-modeling; 17. The Need for Ethical Leadership: Moral Compass and Courage; 18. Morals Melt Under Pressure: Authority and Obedience; 19. Trapped in the Role: Clothes Make the Man; 20. Power Corrupts, But Not Always: Hypocrisy and Hypercrisy; 21. Beeping Bosses: Fear, Aggression, and Uncertainty; 22. Fare Dodgers and Black Sheep: When Model Behavior Backfires; Factor 3: Achievability; 23. Goals and Blinkers: Tunnel Vision and Teleopathy; 24. Own Goals: Seeing Goals as the Ceiling; 25. The Winner Takes it All: Losing Your Way in the Maze of Competition. 26. From Jerusalem to Jericho: Time Pressure and Slack; 27. Moral Muscle: The Importance of Sleep and Sugar; 28. The Future Under Control: Implementation Plans and Coffee Cups; 29. Ethics on the Slide Leads to Slip-Ups: Escalating Commitment and the Induction Mechanism; 30. The Foot-in-the-Door and Door-in-the-Face Techniques: Self-Perception Theory; 31. So Long as the Music Is Playing: Sound Waves and Magnetic Waves; Factor 4: Commitment; 32. Feeling Good and Doing Good: Mood and Atmosphere; 33. A Personal Face: Social Bond Theory and Lost Property; 34. Cows and Post-It Notes: Love in the Workplace. 35. The Place Stinks: Smell and Association; 36. Wealth is Damaging: Red Rags and Red Flags; 37. Morals on Vacation: Cognitive Dissonance and Rationalizations; Factor 5: Transparency; 38. The Mirror as a Reality Check: Objective Self-Awareness and Self-Evaluation; 39. Constrained by the Eyes of Strangers: The Four Eyes Principle; 40. Lamps and Sunglasses: Detection Theory, Controlitis and the Spotlight Test; 41. Deceptive Appearances: Moral Self-Fulfillment and the Compensation Effect; 42. Perverse Effects of Transparency: Moral Licensing and the Magnetic Middle; Factor 6: Openness.
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