Ethical relation of the employers and employees
; The relevant laws contracts that the employers and employees subscribed are also meet the
requirement of super specification. So that the relationships and obligations defined by the
relevant contracts are conform to ethics.
; Return to the basic side of ethical relation of the employers and employees, the first thing
should be down is to interpret the property of the enterprises and the personality of the staffs
again. If the viewpoint of Kant’s business ethics is taken, the enterprise is a moral association
and the staff is the number of the association. It means moral act person should be respected. ; The operating principle of Gauss takes the agency perspective which uses the reciprocation
principle to be the foundation to explain the relationship between the employers and
employees. Agency perspective counts the employers as clients and employees as consignees.
Clients must perform their agent obligations to the consignees, and consignees must perform
their duties to clients.
; Under the intellectual economy, employers will be more and more dependent on the excellent
staffs to improve the productivity and competitiveness of the company.
; What are the needs of excellent staffs? They need the company gives them trust and respect.
Offer them the rights to make decisions and creations freely and a working condition which
is helpful for them to create, learn and develop. They need a friendly team, enough supports,
pleasures and challenges about their works. They also need their superiors have recognitions
and respects on their suggestions.
; In 1930s, Bernard had proposed his view on having respect and kindness on the employees.
In his “Theory and Function of the Executive”, he had highly affirmation about employees’
function to a company.
; Bernard pointed out that expect the physical incentives, such as bonus and other cash
payment, could promote the cooperation of staffs, unphysical incentives were also very
; The guidance that the operating principle of Gauss included asks the enterprises to keep and
make the employers and employees to have respects and dependences on each other. The
principle confirms the staffs’ dignity and the enterprises should take the employees interest
; According to the suggestion from the quality management master, Deming, the staffs who are
respected by the employers would help the company to create the following values:
1. Meet and internalize the company’s code values, goals and the philosophy about
operating. And then, take these into actions.
2. Have the company’s long-term benefits in mind instead of the employees’ short-term
profits. And think of needs of the investors, consumers and other stakeholders.
3. Be concerned about the quality’s improving.
4. Get exactly hold of own works and improve the efficiency steadily.
5. Never ask or create fussy working rules or systems that arrange in order of seniority.
6. Refrain from the countermines and cut-throat competition. And to contribute to the joint
property as group members.
Standardize the management principle
In conclusion, the employer’s ethical treat to employees can be formulated by the ethical
obligation of the enterprises and employees in the management principle: Company should respect the dignity of every employee, and adopt a seriously attitude towards the employees’ interests. The
responsibility of enterprises to employees including:
; Provide the employment and the suitable payment for employees, and improve the quality of
; Give employees a working environment which has respect for their health and dignity. ; Communicate with the staffs sincerely. In the situation that gives consideration to the law and
ensuring competitiveness, communicate with the staffs openly.
; Listening the staffs’ suggestions, standpoints, requirement and complaints. And doing the
appropriate action if it is possible.
; When the conflict appears, consult with them sincerely.
; Avoid the discriminating measures, such as sex, age, breed and religion. Ensure that the staffs
are treated and provided chances equally.
; Hire people with different abilities, and make them have chances to give full play to their
; Protect employees from the injured and sickness in the offices.
; Encourage and assist the staffs to develop the related knowledge and skills. ; Be vigilant with some business decisions which often lead to a serious unemployment.
Cooperate with government, union and other organizations to solve these problems together.