Work dating ethics
However, the business should design such systems to minimize intrusion into the employee's personal space.
Management should communicate to the staff about the importance of surveillance in terms of security and monitoring the progress of their work.
Everything I read made it very clear that it was consensual.
What leads you to assume that he used his position to "facilitate" the affair? Ken Siegel: The general rule is this: Relationships are difficult enough by themselves.
In the Boeing case, the company chairman was quoted as saying that "it's not the fact that he -Harry Stonecipher] was having an affair" that caused him to be fired but that there were some issues of poor judgment that "impaired his ability to lead ..." Dr.
Ken Siegel: As soon as someone opens up a sentence telling you what's not the case it's exactly what the case is. This was not an unwise man engaged in unwise activity.
An organization or business should have a prescribed code of conduct to outline to employees the accepted behavior in the workplace.
You allude to the fact he was brought in to clean up after scandals, but those scandals had to do with bribing government officials and industrial espionage. Number two, he was clearly in violation of his own company's code of conduct to which he would have held any of his executives.We so often accuse others of that which we ourselves are highly vulnerable to being guilty of ourselves. C.: To what extent do you credit Stonecipher's resignation to the fact that he was having an inter-office affair, and not merely an inter-office relationship? If such a comment is a manipulative segue to more involvement, probably not. Ken Siegel: Number one, assuming that all liberals defended Bill Clinton because of his conduct is judgmental and probably unjustified. If you come into a place to clean it up, then you should be held to the same standards as everyone else.Or do you feel that the inter-office aspect itself is significant enough to warrant his release? Ken Siegel: The issue here involves mixing sex and power and that is an incendiary combination. He was brought in specifically to clean up Boeing after a series of scandals. Number two, I'm not defending sexual behavior at work as being appropriate or inappropriate but I am suggesting that the mix of sex and power organizationally should be met with sever consequences. : An earlier chatter said his biggest problem was that he dated a subordinate -- I would think that being married would also weigh in pretty heavily. I'm curious, would he have been fired if he were single? Ken Siegel: Probably not and perhaps he should have been severely chastised, publicly acknowledged the relationship, have on of the two of them voluntarily leave and issue a public apology indicating he made an amorous unwise choice but it was still his choice.I agree that mixing sex and power is a dangerous activity, but I think it's unfair to assume that's what was happening. Couldn't it be the case that they were simply just attracted to each other? Ken Siegel: Well, they were obviously attracted to each other. There are no other peer-level CEOs, so she is by definition subordinate -- not a subordinate, but subordinate. What we call duel relationships are difficult at best and untenable at worst. Ethics in the workplace refers to the prescribed standard of conduct that the members of a certain organization and business should apply in their work relationships.