Ethical Behavior in an Organization Term Paper by The Research Group

Ethical Behavior in an Organization
A discussion on the implementation of ethical behavior in the organization.
# 69428 | 2,530 words | 5 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Business (General) , Ethics (General)

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The paper looks at a specific company's code of business conduct to demonstrate how ethical behavior is created and preserved in an organization. The paper examines the problems and opportunities in implementing an ethical code and the likely effect of a code of ethics on the organization.

A Code of Ethical Business Conduct
A System of Inquiry
Problems and Opportunities in Implementing an Ethical Code
Implementation of a Code of Ethics
What is the Likely Reaction of Employees to a Published Code of Ethics?
What is the Likely Effect of a Code of Ethics on the Organization?
Possible Problems in a Formalized Code

From the Paper:

"The rules above were written by a self made man who probably has no more than a very basic education. They were written for blue collar and low-level white collar workers for the most part. They illustrate clearly that most people have no problem determining if actions are moral or not. It also illustrates clearly that there the qualities of honesty and honor are universal. Every major religion defines morel behavior in much the same way. Even primitive tribes have clear standards of honest and honorable behavior similar to those of their more "civilized" neighbors. Studies show that conventional religion is not an effective force for moral behavior or against criminal activity. Similar studies show higher rates of religious affiliation among criminals and juvenile delinquents than among the rest of the population. (Spilka, Bernard. Hood, Ralph W. Jr. Gorsuch, Richard. The Psychology of Religion) This is not intended as a condemnation of conventional religion, only to reinforce the idea that honesty and morality are universal, and not confined to any specific group.
"What follows is a system of inquiry that might be used to evaluate the morality of decisions based on Airspace company rules. The rules actually exist exactly as presented above. The rules could be converted into an actual printed form to be filled out to justify any decision made, or it could be simply a series of questions that the decision makers should ask him/her self. Presumably it would be filled out, or at least thought through as part of the decision making process."

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