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Managing impressions is Unethical Or Not

Points Managing impression is another name for lying Counterpoints To say, Its unethical to manage impressions in organization is living in denial

It is both unethical and wrong for all practicalEverybody fudges to some extent, either to get a reasons job or to get promotions It hurts your ego after lying White lies act as kind of social lubricant

It creates distrust among groups where more andIts nave to think , we can live in the world without more people portray impressions lying Practically speaking, impression managementIts ok as long as it doesnt go too far and start backfires in the long run advocating the entire moral fabrication Try to avoid odds and join to work in anIf there is no harm, a reasonable enhancement is organization which matches with your virtue andalways acceptable values Exhibiting good qualities like being friendly,Support: A gay applicant case positive thinking while still being honest is always good in a longer run Support :GeorgeO leary case and Indiana Universitys Kelley school of business case

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Case incident 1 SUKHDEV AT JINDAL PUMPS


The case is about an employee Sukhdev working at

Jindal Pump which makes heavy duty pumps


Long time since the workers are working on the same

machines, and thus they gained expertise on one particular form of work
The company has given premium apart from daily

wages to the workers


4/21/12 Even the workers were given incentives to conceal

Case incident 1 SUKHDEV AT JINDAL PUMPS


Like many other, Sukhdev a 56yr worker didnt agree

with the decision


His job is to cut steel metal shafts for industrial pumps

which requires much precision and he is best in that


He doesnt want to change jobs, neither he want to

share his working skills with anyone


He thinks if he would teach his skills to others, the
4/21/12 company would try to get more output which in turn

Questions
Question Possible answers Explain Sukhdevs behavior in Sukhdev posses personal power Power terms? which is the expert power. His behavior towards the management of Jindal Pump is a direct result of knowledge of his expertise What , if anything this case say Says nothing about trust and power? What does this case says about The president of the firm wants implementing knowledge to pool the whole area of work. management system? There should be a sharing of knowledge among the workers to make them perform variety 4/21/12 of jobs

Case incident 2 THE POLITICS OF BACKSTABBING


The case discusses how backstabbing is

prevalent in the organization, what is the nature and motive behind it?

Two cases is being discussed one of Mr

Bhargawa working as assistant manager in a financial service Co and the other is of a sales executive at Mumbai
Mr Bhargawa is doing good in his job until

he found that his colleague started 4/21/12 complaining against him for his incapability

Case incident 2 THE POLITICS OF BACKSTABBING


An executive in Mumbai-based technology

company has himself revealed how he has backstabbed his colleague to shatter her credibility

In 1999 he was assigned as an external

sales representative working with his colleague who worked internally at their clients office

He wanted to attain internal sales position 4/21/12

for

himself,

for

which

he

started

Questions
Questions Possible answers What factors, in additionJealousy, conspiracy, or to those cited, do youby some external believe lead tocompulsion illegitimate political behaviors such as backstabbing? Imagine that yourAsk for an investigation colleague is backstabbingor a mutual consensus on towards you, what stepsthe matter on which you would you take to reduceare accused or eliminate this behavior? 4/21/12 Do you believe thatIts being said that

Conclusion
Both power and politics is a reality of an

organizational life and its not going to go away


There are always pros and cons of this issue and is

much debatable
Power and politics are natural process in any group or

organization, one need to know how it is acquired and exercised to fully understand organizational behavior
4/21/12 Power corrupts is often misinterpreted, it is not