New Work Ethics

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New Work Ethics

Robert A Bowen

Professor Samuel Gomez

Business Ethics


New Work Ethics

Describing how typical the attitudes that Sheehy reports appear to be in work environments you have experienced

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Attitudes expressed above by Mr. Sheehy are seldom to identify with, given that different organizations have different organizational culture and practices. Most organizational cultures though anthropocentric, are normally strict, having well defined laws and policies that define the duties, obligations and privileges of employees towards an organization and vise versa. In this regard, it becomes very difficult to encounter the aforementioned anomalies cited by Mr. Sheehy.

Nevertheless, the complacency that is reported by Sheehy is familiar. This complacency normally manifests itself as young employees seek to divert their attention to the search for greener pastures, thus according the workload before them divided attention.

Explain the implications of the work ethic Sheehy describes for the future of American business

The work ethics that is described above by Sheehy is likely to hurt the future of the US business. Acts that border on brinkmanship, complacency and stealing from the side of the employees, it becomes very difficult for businesses [in America] to stay afloat. This is definitely likely to undercut the growth of businesses in the US. The gravity of the matter is that these corporate vices are all bordering on the absence of the value of loyalty. By extension, the American business and corporate sectors are in jeopardy, given that the populace in the US has shifted greatly from social values to individualism (Reamer, 2008).

Explanation on whether it is more reasonable to expect workers, especially in a capitalist society, to be more devoted to their jobs, more concerned with quality and customer service, than Sheehy's coworkers were

Plato consigned the trader to the lowest level in his ideal society. He ranked men from the bottom up beginning with workers, tradesmen, and artisans whose function it was to provide life's necessities. Warriors were assigned a higher status and philosophers were at the top. Plato valued rational ability over courage and declared that the philosophers should rule. Contemplation constituted the worthy life. ...
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