Business Ethics on the Job
-For Grades 7 & Up
-DVD + Printable Teaching Guide
Designed to be enlightening and interactive, Business Ethics on the Job makes it clear how young employees must behave in order to be successful. A series of engaging live-action vignettes help viewers to recognize the importance of key ethics such as honesty, loyalty, integrity, confidentiality and respect for others.
This program defines what business ethics are, and identifies why they are necessary for success in the workplace. A series of engaging live-action vignettes help viewers to recognize the importance of key ethics such as honesty, loyalty, integrity, confidentiality and respect for others. The video can be paused after each vignette so that students may discuss how they would handle the situation that has been presented. Teens typically don’t have enough experience in the business world to recognize that the best workers are those who demonstrate superior ethical traits as well as diligent work habits. Designed to be enlightening and interactive, Business Ethics on the Job makes it clear how young employees must behave in order to be successful. Student activities in the Teacher’s Resource Book expand upon the points identified in the video, so that students can continue their exploration of the subject of business ethics.
Includes: 25-minute video, printable teacher’s resource book, and student handouts with pre/post tests.
Sample Video Clip:
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Highly Recommended This interactive video introduces teens entering the world of work to the concept of business ethics, and why they are necessary in the workplace. On-the-job vignettes of ethical dilemmas identify key ethical concepts such as honesty, loyalty, integrity, confidentiality, empathy, and responsibility. The video follows Bruce McKnight, a newly hired professional software programmer, as he interacts with co-workers. Some of the decisions Bruce faces include how to handle racist remarks, a request for breach of employees’ e-mail privacy, and betraying confidentiality of personal files.
The video pauses after each vignette so students can discuss each situation presented and how it should be handled. In considering ethical dilemmas, the narrator suggests to base decisions by putting oneself in the shoes of others. Ask, how will you feel about yourself once you’ve made a decision? Then navigate the work environment based on your own moral compass.
Throughout the videos, Dr. Farhad Rassekh, Professor of Economics at the University of Hartford, Connecticut, interjects useful comments such as, “those who succeed are hardworking, honest and moral” and “we admire the most people with integrity and dignity, who know what to do without being dishonest or deceptive.”
Business Ethics on the Job comes with a teacher’s resource book of eleven student activities pertaining to ethical challenges, a summary of ethical practices, and a related bibliography.
This video is an excellent learning opportunity for workplace ethical behavior and is highly recommended for middle school through grade 13. The Technical quality is very good, with sharp color, clear sound and logical order of events.
– Ernarosa Tominich, MLS, Trocaire College Library, Buffalo NY
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