Archive | April, 2018

U05; It starts with leaders, but ends with self!

Leaders have critical responsibilities within organizations. Some key roles they play will directly determine the success or failure of organizational goals. Creating an ethical climate is one of those roles that leaders must not take lightly. As leaders, ethical decision-making waivers, so will the climate. Organizations do well in identifying their values and beliefs as […]

U05: It’s Up to the Leader to Set the Ethical Climate

According to Victor and Cullen (1987), an organization’s ethical climate forms the ethical character of the organization, by providing the environmental cues that guide ethical behavior. Ethical standards are the standards of our environment that are acceptable to most people. These standards are what most people consider good and the way one behaves without rules […]

U05 International Teams

A client of mine has just decided to create international branches. They want to ensure that the organization still works as one entity, even though it will have branches now in the United States, China, Germany, and Mexico. In order to keep strong ties with all the branches, the leadership team has decided to have […]

Unit 05 America in the 1960’s-1970’s: The Counter Culture Movement

The 1960’s sparked an evolution of a culture movement that is still influential in today’s era. People of the Counter Culture movement had a mission to be more inclusive in fighting for underrepresented groups of people. The movement spanned from the 1960’s to the 1970’s and is still reminiscent currently. Many individuals think of the […]

Assessing Ethical Climate: A Useful and Easy to Use Tool

The ethical climate of an organization is inextricably linked with the organizational climate of the organization.  Although only a subset of organizational climate, the ethical climate sets the standard for ethical decision making and ethical activity within the organization.  Although only one of a number of factors that function to set the climate of the […]

Ethics as an Obligation

My work as a business instructor in a career college is never short of fulfilling.  Our typical student is one who, for whatever reason, decided not to attend a traditional academic institution.  Typically, our students come from lower socioeconomic standing and have more than their share of personal baggage that weighs them down.  The instructors […]

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