How Management Information Systems Affect Working Ethics

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For every technological introduction or advancement, there are consequences which come with it. This excludes not those that come with introduction of management information systems in companies. The modern society is entirely depended on information systems. Failure of these systems, today, can be declared as end of humanity. Worse enough is that there is a generational shift whereby future generations will not live without information systems that manage information. However, latest evaluations of the impact of management information systems have proven that there are chances, which are very high, of ethics being abused at the work place. Both the employees and the employers, are guarded by certain cord of ethics which aim at regulating the dignity of everybody at working place; and how far one party can be influential on the other especially on matters pertaining privacy. Profit making goals should not, by any means, overlook the importance of working ethics. This paper endeavors to explore areas of major concern where working ethics are likely to be compromised or have already been compromised at the working place due to institution of management information systems. Nevertheless, this research does not underscore the importance of these systems at the working place. The aim is to expose the negative impacts that might result from misuse of management information systems. These impacts can emanate from either party that forms part of the organization. In this case, mostly, it is either from the employee or the employer. Human Dignity Among the many things that have negatively been affected by systems that manage information in organizations is the human dignity. Social scientists have tried to define what human dignity b... ... middle of paper ... ...systems. This way, the technology will be termed as fully successful. Works Cited Olumoye, M. (2013). Ethics and Social Impact of Information Systems in Our Society: Analysis and Recommendations. International Journal of Science and Research, 11(2), 154-158 Cushman, M., & Mclean, R. (2008). Guest editorial Exclusion , inclusion and changing the face of information systems research. Information Technology & People, 21(3), 213-221 Mike Freeman, (2002) "Ethical Issues of Information Technology", New Library World, Vol. 103 Iss: 1/2, pp.72 – 75 Paige B., Brian D. and Cameron W. (2012). Business Driven Information Systems, 3rd Canadian Ed. 300 Water St, Whitby, ON L1N 9B6, McGraw Hill Ryerson Ltd Brennan, L. L., & Johnson, V. E. (2004). Social, ethical and policy implications of information technology. Hershey, Pa. [u.a.: Information Science Publ

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