Overcoming Unethical Communication in Organizations

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WHAT IS UNETHICAL COMMUNICATION? Unethical communication enhances human worth and dignity by not fostering truthfulness, fairness, responsibility, personal integrity, and respect for self and others.


One of the things that run through every class of communication study is how to communicate effectively, but also through ethical manner of communicating. Whether we are writing a press release or disclosing a help piece of personal history or reporting a research results in a newspaper, the goal is to craft a message that will be understood as intended and to be able to deliver the message in an ethical manner.

In most circumstances, we communicate in an unethical manner with little or no conscious thought, however there are times when life gets complicated with too much work and too little time, it is family or relationship pressures that makes it difficult or illness to make just a few examples these are circumstances which we think more conscious than our relationship behavior.


Unethical communications in this category are broken into 3 main categories:
1. Plagiarism
2. Cheating
3. Lying.


The main meaning of plagiarism is taking someone else work and presenting it as your own without consulting or taking permission from the original creator. In other words, plagiarism goes beyond taking or using another word from word.


Copying another person’s word verbatim and presenting it as your own: while conducting research on the way we use social powers upon ourselves, we noticed many peoples work are being copied and written back word for word.
Changing the wording in another person work and presenting it as your own:


1. MISUSING COMPANY TIME: Whether it is covering for someone who shows up late or altering a time sheet, misusing company time tops the list. This category includes knowing that one of your co-workers is conducting personal business on company time. By “personal business” the survey recognizes the difference between making cold calls to advance your freelance business and calling your spouse to find out how your sick child is doing.

2. ABUSIVE BEHAVIOUR: Too many workplaces are filled with managers and supervisors who use their position and power to mistreat or disrespect others. Unfortunately, unless the situation you’re in involves race, gender or ethnic origin, there is often no legal protection against abusive behavior in the workplace.

3. EMPLOYEE THEFT: This are the things caused by the employee in the company through theft, whether in the area of note recording the necessary documentation or check tampering or not recording sales in order to skim.