Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Philosophy & Ethics WeNo 9/2

 Philosophy & Ethics

Wednesday Notes (WeNo) - 9/2/20

Thank you Kentrell, for presenting on ethical codes today... And thank you all for a phenomenal discussion. Here are some of the discussion question highlights for you to ponder: 

  • Why is it that diversity is often overlooked in ethical codes? 
    • What are some diverse characteristics that go above and beyond what we can see (gender and race)? 

  • Why does it seem like sport organizations and society, in general, are more reactive than proactive when it comes to solving problems, either addressing diversity or otherwise? 
      • Who is involved in creating and enforcing the ethical codes? 
      • What happens once a code gets broken by someone high up on the food chain (NFL team owner)?
      • Does it seem like athletes are held at a higher standard than everyone else? Why or why not? Describe examples. 

      Here are a couple of examples we came up with in class about lax/poorly enforced ethical codes in different sport organizations: 
      And one that goit pointed out to me today after class in the MLS. Also, one of our international students mentioned in her/his country they are not aware of ethical codes.  It got me thinking, I wonder if there is a need for ethical codes worldwide or it is dependent upon culture (i.e. cultures with widespread ethical codes may not need organizational ones) and if there is already research on the matter. Anyways, something to think about when you are in the whole wide world, making deals, and kicking butt internationally. 

      here are a few action items before next class. 
      1. Check the updated presentation schedule and prepare yours if you are up. 
      2. Go to the library website, find the article for next class, and read it.  The full APA reference information you need to find the article is located in the syllabus, as is the calendar. 
      3. Turn in your assignment on blackboard before class. 
      4. Come to class (or zoom as assigned) prepared to discuss the article and your assignment. 
      If you have been exposed to COVID please let the school know through the self-report tool and join us on zoom. The link is in the content tab on blackboard. 

      Stay safe and healthy! See you next class. <><

      De Waegeneer, E., Van De Sompele, J., & Willem, A. (2016). Ethical codes in sports organizations: Classification framework, content analysis, and the influence of content on code effectiveness. Journal of Business Ethics, 136(3), 587-598.

      1 comment:

      1. You pose the thought, "I wonder if there is a need for ethical codes worldwide or it is dependent on culture". I think that if we were to make cultural codes, that would work best. Not everyone region has the same culture so if we make worldwide ethical codes, we could be putting down a specific culture somewhere.