What does this mean and how can you, as a leader, promote ethical workplace behaviours? Submit your answer for assessment. Managers focus on operations, leaders work with people to encourage them to use their own initiative and improve their skills. Manager is a designated position - positional power. Leadership is a personal characteristic - personal power.
Why? DQ 3: What are two platforms that business leaders can use to demonstrate and articulate their purpose, principles, and values? Discuss them. DQ 4: Do you think consumers hold companies responsible for their actions? Why is it important to have a corporate code of conduct?
Opportunity: An opportunity is a favorable condition in the organizations environment which enables it to strengthen its position. Threat: A threat is an unfavorable condition in the organizations environment which causes a risk for, or damage to, the organizations position (Tim, B. 2011). Its central purpose is to identify the strategies that will create a firms specific business model that will best align, fit, or match a company's resources and capabilities to the demands of the environment in which it operates. Strategic managers compare and contrast the various alternative
The analysis will also show that, although the flexible leadership theory would be beneficial to APAC, it would not be supported based on the current culture of the company. DISCUSSION How does flexible leadership theory (FLT) apply to Costco's operations and leadership? The flexible leadership theory (FLT) emphasizes how organizations define effectiveness in providing their goods or services to their customers to achieve long-term success and survival. By using the “primary performance determinants” (Yukl 2010) of environmental adaptation, efficiency and process reliability, and human resources and relations, the cofounder and current CEO of Costco has created an atmosphere that encourages excellence. Based on the narrative of the Costco case study supplied by Yukl (2010), Costco has a combination of the clan
Kantian ethics is the best approach to the issues surrounding business ethics There are a number of issues which are created by business activity. Firstly, how are businesses relationships with their consumers? Secondly, how businesses relate to the environment, for example with pollution, or sustainability, or treatment of waste. Another is whether businesses follow moral principles like honesty in their dealings. Kant says that people in business should act out of duty alone, not self-interest or desire to earn huge amounts of money.
How might a company be rewarded or punished for making an ethical or unethical decision? DQ 3: Review the case study “It Seems Right in Theory but Does It Work in Practice?” in Perspectives in Business Ethics. How is ethical theory applied in practice? DQ 4: Review the case study “Where and Why Did Business Ethicists Go Wrong? The Case of Dow Corning Corporation’ in Perspectives in Business ethics.
Why are ethical behaviour and government regulations important to marketing? Ethical behaviour is used within many businesses to ensure the business provides accurate information to customers as well as other businesses to engage in fair competition. It is important for a business to have ethical behaviour in relation to the marketing side of the business so that goods produced, promoted then sold do not provide misleading information. If identified by consumers, it can have a major impact on all functions of the business as it has the potential to ruin the business’s reputation placing the business at a declining stage of the business’s life cycle. In a similar manner government regulations are also important and must be overviewed by all functions of a
Not only does culture help improve an organization's productivity, effectiveness and efficiency but it allows it to be set apart from its competition. Both the workers of the company and the customers play a significant role in the representation of the organization and the fulfillment attained when culture is properly perpetuated and reproduced. This study henceforth explores exactly how participants of an organization help with the co-creation of a previously established culture within an organization. It will further examine how experiences and socialization also play a huge factor during the process of cultural co-creation. Concrete analysis was done through the use of ethnographic interviews, keen observations, and the obtaining of corporate documents.
Ethical pragmatists think that norms, principles, and moral criteria are likely to be improved as a result of inquiry. According to the reading “Quadrant I is where most of the ethical arguments for diversity in the workplace are likely to be located (Harvey, 2012)”. These teleological ethical arguments are similar on the surface to the pragmatic economic justifications for diversity. Using the matrix approach is a useful way to think about the possible relationships between pragmatism and ethical choices and ultimately aid in the business diversity program. 2.
If some public policy makers can make decisions that do not benefit the public as a whole but benefit their personal capitalist goals, their decision making is unethical. Taxpayers must unite to elect policy makers who follow the social enterprise model. This model produces goods and services for the market, but manages its operations and redirects its surpluses in pursuit of social and environmental goals. , By definition, ethics is the process of using reason, guided by moral standards or personal values, to make decisions regarding right- and wrong-doing in one’s professional and personal life, and taking responsibility for those decisions (Cropf). Given this definition of ethics, we would assume that our public officials understand their fiduciary responsibility to create and administer public policy that will benefit of society as a whole.