Archive | April, 2016

What is your organization’s Ethical Climate? What is Ethical Climate and why is it important?

John Theiring’s PSY 533 Ethics and Leadership Blog UNIT 05 / LESSON 13: Ethical Climate What is your organization’s Ethical Climate? What is Ethical Climate and why is it important?   ORGANIZATION vs ETHICAL CLIMATES An Organization’s ethical climate is the focus on the ethics of decision making and actions.   Ethical climate is a component […]

Unit 5: The Leadership Challenge – Setting Ethical Standards of Behavior by Avoiding the Temptation of Oversimplification

A Cautionary Tale – How Not to Use Hofstede and Set An Example of Tolerance People like simple answers to complex questions. Our tendency to quickly arrive at an answer, an explanation, and/or a solution to a complex question, idea, or problem can often lead us down the wrong path. We are prone to heuristic […]

U05 L13: How to Maintain A Positive Climate [Ethical]

Simply, climate is defined as “the usual or most widespread mood or conditions in a place” and in depth, as “the circumstances, conditions, or objects by which one is surrounded”. (Merriam-Webster, n.d). This implies that the climate in a business or organization is created by everyone in the organization i.e. climate depends on the people making up […]

Organizational Climate

  On April 9, 2016, Georgia’s governor Nathan Deal vetoed the `religious liberty’ bill after many companies threaten to remove business out of Georgia if passed. The bill entitled an Act to protect religious freedoms: to amend Chapter 3 of Title 19 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated. It simply details that Georgia businesses […]

L12: Technological Globalism

Are pen pals even still a thing? As a child, pen pals allowed children and students the ability to increase their network of friendships to individuals who they could not particularly build an “in real life” friendship given the circumstances.  Before the vast technological advances, it was relatively difficult keeping in contact with individuals on […]

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