What are leaders? What is leadership ethics? Are ethical leader born? Or can leaders be developed and be taught to be ethical through the passing of time? and what is the most important ethical issue faced by business leaders today and also examining Martin Luther King’s Jr leadership style profile which I consider being very appropriate which will assist and support in determining these answers being questioned and also to the topic of Leadership as further in the essay will clearly highlight how ethics has been visibly implemented through the works of the father figure of human rights.
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.
As it is stated in the text book, “An ERP system is most appropriate for company seeking the benefits of data and process integration supported by its information system. Benefit is gain from elimination of redundant process; increase accuracy in information, superior processes and improve speed in responding to customer requirements”. In addition, ERP system collects and distributes information across functional boundaries and helps break down information silo’s, those barriers that stand in the way of full corporation between production, materials, planning, engineering, finance, and sales/marketing. Let’s take a closer look and evaluate how a business can reap the benefits of ERP system. ERP system improves Inventory control by offering real-time information on finish good inventory allowing manufacturing and planning to evaluate customer demand.
Organizational Culture The term “organizational culture” is defined as a shared set of beliefs and values within an organization (Schermerhorn, Hunt, & Osborn, 2008, p. 11). These beliefs and values will determine the vision for a company and are generally bred by senior management. Organizations with strong cultures have a distinct advantage over those with weaker cultures. Harmonious relationships on both the peer level, and between the hierarchical levels of an organizational structure, lead to increased productivity and quality. The key characteristic of the organizational culture is that it is a representation of how employees feel in the workplace.
1. How would you define “Frozen Preferences” and what is the impact of this concept on strategy formulation, alternative analysis and recommendation? • Managers don’t like to make major strategic changes once decisions have been made (except in the case of overwhelming evidence) as they will look unprepared and ineffective and their creditability is damaged • Frozen preferences o Management has made a decision and over time analysis shows that their decision may not be the best choice o However they feel compelled to maintain their current strategy even if it is not the best course of action. • As management preferences becomes a larger part of the organization (personnel changes, budgets etc), it becomes more and more difficult to change direction. o A tendency to avoid reversing changes even if it was not the best choice o In reality, past expenditures are sunk costs and the organization should use a clean slate to look at new choices, but to the manager, this will come at great personal loss.
Nevertheless, could be really unsocial and unsustainable when it has to work in stable situation, because mainly his peers and subordinates they will not accept or tolerate that style for long periods of time. According to Amok his style could be title as Directive and Pacetting, which means that entails command and control behavior that at times became coercive. It also involves leading by example and personal heroics. The advantages of these styles are that it fuels innovation, productivity and growth but on the other side ultimately could erode organizational performance, demolishing trust and undermine morale. This type of style can be observd in Alex when he mention that he had been hired to shake up the product team and launch the product quickly.
The text provided details for why it is so important to follow the ethical norms of society. The lessons learned from this topic could be applied to the team member’s professional careers because it assures the team that our current beliefs match those of an ethical society. The lesson further confirms that business and ethics go hand-in-hand and is just the
Problem and Issue Identification: General Overriding Problem: The case mainly focuses on the challenges of implementing change programs at Simmons. There is resistance to change. (The sources of resistance are derived from both individuals and organization.) Besides the resistance to change, the dominant organizational culture exists within Simmons is not in consistency with the Simmons’ core organizational culture. This inconsistency further hinders the Simmons from implementing change programs smoothly.
How Ethical Leadership Influence Employees’ Innovative Work Behavior: A Perspective of Intrinsic Motivation is written by Tu Yidong and Lu Xinxin. The purpose of this study is to explore how ethical leadership influences an employee’s innovative work through the intrinsic motivation and an individual level and group level. Nygaard, Silkoset & Biong (2010) identify the research questions as is there a relationship that is positive with reward power? Is there a positive relationship with referent power? Is there a positive relationship with expert power?
Similarly, Antonio also has confusion that if, he will do right thing by supporting Kevin through complaining about the fraud to the higher management, he may be fired by the management as top management could also be involved in this. It is because management may think that he was not in the support of the decisions of higher authorities. So, this situation refers the ethical dilemma that is faced by Antonio in which he know that what is right and what is wrong but he could not take appropriate action due to having mental conflicts between moral imperatives. In addition Antonio knew that