What's So Bad about CC-ing the Boss?
Could there be anything wrong with looping your boss into an email thread? Isn't complete transparency a good thing? Our resident ethicist Andy Cullison and Getting Ethics to Work producer Kate Berry discuss a workplace dilemma in which an employee CCs his boss in an email exchange with a co-worker. On this episode and every episode, we dig into complicated stories from the workplace and discuss the underlying moral problems these cases bring up. Have a workplace dilemma you need some help with? Send your story to our producer Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the episode’s transcript, click here.
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Cullison, Andy and Berry, Kate, "What's So Bad about CC-ing the Boss?" (2020). Getting Ethics to Work Podcast. 2.