APPLY BASIC BUSINESS ETHICS IN A WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • PURPOSE
  • COURSE CONTENT
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  • ACCREDITATIONS

This Unit Standard provides a basic introduction to ethics in a business environment and focuses on ethics and the learner.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

  • Reflecting on own values and belief systems and how they influence own behaviour.
  • Discussing how an individual`s ethics impact on the people around him/her.
  • Explaining how an individual can behave ethically in a business context.
  • Demonstrate techniques for dealing with situations where own values and ethics conflict with work practice. 

Unit 1:Reflect on own values and belief systems and how they influence own behaviour. 

  • The concepts of values, belief systems and ethics are explained with examples.
  • The source(s) of values and belief systems are identified and an indication is given of how an individual`s ethics and values affect behaviour. 
  • Ways in which an individual may change his/her belief or value system are identified with examples. 

 

Unit 2:Discuss how an individual`s ethics impact on the people around him/her. 

  • Ways in which an individual`s ethics impact on behaviour and interpersonal relationships are indicated with examples.
  • The impact of personal ethics on the use of language is explained with examples.
  • The importance of respecting confidentiality is explained in its own context. 
  • Ways in which an individual can influence the behaviour of others are identified and an indication is given of how this can impact on ethical conduct.

 

Unit 3:Explain how an individual can behave ethically in a business environment. 

  • The concept of ethical business practice is explained with examples.
  • Adherence to company policy and confidentiality are discussed in terms of ethical conduct. 
  • Ethical ways of receiving and giving gifts and favours in a business context are discussed with reference to an organisation`s code of conduct. 
  • The importance of honesty in business dealings is explained with examples.
  • The deliverables in own work situation are identified and an indication is given of the importance of productivity, accountability, attendance and delivery of work on time. 

 

Unit 4:Demonstrate techniques for dealing with situations where own ethics and values conflict with work.

  • Methods for dealing with unethical behaviour are demonstrated for three different situations.
  • Methods of dealing with unethical business conduct are demonstrated for three scenarios.
  • Own values and beliefs are compared to company practice and an indication is given of how an employee can deal with a situation where there is a conflict of an ethical nature.
  • Ways of dealing with instances where an employee`s rights are undermined are demonstrated for three case studies.

 

  • Duration: 5 Day
  • Delivery: Classroom/Online

5 Day Courses: Participants will receive a SpecCon Holdings certificate upon completion of all courses.