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Total views: 2 (Your views: 1)Shared Practice—Why It Is Important to Have a Code of Conduct
In our business lives, we are faced with challenges and compromises to our ethical foundations, and sometimes we are caught in a conundrum. Organizations that develop and utilize a “code of ethics” or a “code of conduct” can assist employees in understanding what they should or should not do when they are caught in a potential compromising position. If properly advocated and modeled by leadership, the code of ethics or a code of conduct can make decision making more streamlined and a much less stressful process. Some of the areas where they can assist in decision making with legal and ethical issues are:
Social Media
Identity Theft
Intellectual Property Rights
Workplace Privacy
Software Piracy
Patent/Copyright Protection
Patent/Copyright Infringement
Employee Computer Use
For this week’s Shared Practice Discussion, you will begin by carefully reading the weekly article readings from Brooks (2010), De George (2000), and Mingers & Walsham (2010).
Once you have completed your reading, search for at least two examples of code of conduct/ethics policies from a publically traded company. You may want to look at several such policies to get a broad sense of what they cover.
By Day 5
Post the following:
Share your assessment of the importance of utilizing a code of ethics to direct solid business decision making when managing business information and information systems.
Provide 2 or 3 examples of code of conduct/ethics policies related to the use and management of information and information systems.
Summarize your observations about the code of conduct/ethics you reviewed and the major themes you found in your search of these important policy statements as they pertain to the use and management of information and information systems.
Describe how you, as a manager, will ensure that your conduct and the conduct of your employees as it pertains to the use of data, information, and information systems/technology aligns with the ethical standards of the organization and the applicable regulations that must be followed. What specific steps can you take, and how will you serve as a role model?
Please be specific, and remember to use citations and references as appropriate and necessary.
Read a selection of the posts submitted by your colleagues.

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