Ethics On The Job

A board game designed to teach students the importance of ethical workplace behavior.


Ethics on the Job is a board game designed to help students learn important information and concepts about ethical behavior in the workplace. Players learn standards for ethical behavior and how to discriminate ethical from unethical conduct. Ethical situations covered include relations with employers, co-workers, customers, and suppliers. Playing the game demonstrates to students that unethical behavior can hurt other employees, the company, and themselves.

How To Play

In the game, players are in the role of company presidents. They are responsible for the success of the company. Throughout the game problems are brought to them that involve the behavior of their employees.

Players must decide: - (1) whether the fictitious employee's behavior was ethical or unethical - (2) what punishment to give (if the behavior was unethical). The situations are designed so that they are not easy to decide. Players see that unethical employees prevent them from winning the game, and they take steps to move these employees out of their companies.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand ethical behavior vis-a-vis employers, co-workers, customers, and suppliers. Learn to distinguish ethical from unethical behavior in a variety of settings.
  • Understand the employment contract and the responsibilities of employees.  
  • By playing the "boss", develop understanding and empathy for the position of the company in prohibiting certain behaviors.
  • Understand the importance of knowing company policy and how it defines certain behaviors as ethical or unethical in a company.
  • Understand why companies can be expected to discipline employees for certain actions.
  • Explore the reasons for ethical behavior for its own sake.

Grade: 6-8, 9-12

Ethics On The Job (Board Game)
2-6 Players
© 2005

Ethics On The Job (Bundle of 6) (Board Game)
2-6 Players
© 2005

Item # Item Name ISBN Qty. Unit Price Total
BG-EJ Ethics On The Job $56.95
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BG-EJ-BNDL Ethics On The Job (Bundle of 6) $264.00
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