A positive ethical corporate culture improves the morale among the workers in an organization, which could increase productivity and employee retention. There are laws that have the same type of prohibition for European companies which create a disadvantage competitively for both European and U. Organizations that lack ethical practices as a mandatory basis of their business structure and corporate culture, have commonly been found to fail due to the absence of business ethics. Corporate downfalls would include, but are not limited to, the recent Enron and WorldCom scandals, two primary examples of unethical business practices concerning questionable accounting transactions.
Also as stated, things change with time and situation. For example if technology is developed enabling nuclear power to be safer and less impactful on the future then obviously concerns in this area would reduce and the ethical implications would decrease or disappear.
Standards of what is considered ethical change over time, and generally these standards become more humane as humankind develops greater tolerance, awareness, and capacity for forgiveness and compassion.
Hence the human tendency to become less ethically flexible when under threat. Thus ethical behaviour is a relative judgement, as well as a subjective one.
Interestingly what is considered unethical in present times, commonly becomes unlawful in the future. The leading ethical thinking of any time tends to pioneer social and civilization change.
And so here lies substantial advantage for corporations and other groups and bodies which anticipate such changes. They adapt quicker, and are seen generally to lead rather than follow. They also manage change more successfully, since they have time to do it.
Organisations and institutions which fall behind public ethical expectations find catching up a lot more difficult. Ethics and law Many believe that the word ethical equates to lawful, and that by being lawful an organisation or activity is automatically ethical.
This is not so. While many things that are unethical are also unlawful, ethics do not equate to law. Moreover sometimes the law of any land can produce extremely unethical effects.
In fact while most unlawful actions will also tend to be unethical, certain situations can contain a strong ethical justification for breaking the law, or changing the law. You can perhaps think of examples when this has happened, and such cases are examples of an ethical viewpoint being ultimately more powerful than the law.
Examples of this happening through Western history illustrate the tendency for ethical considerations to drive the law: The independence of nations and the break-up of colonial rule are further examples of ethical pressures overwhelming the force of law.
Unlawful acts are not always unethical. Ethical acts are not always lawful. Lawful therefore does not equate to ethical, and unethical does not equate to unlawful. Interestingly, the UK Consumer Protection Regulations effective on 26 May are a good example of unethical business practices becoming prohibited in law.Analysis: Personal and Organizational Ethics and Values Angela Haven PHI Personal and Organizational Ethics Safiyyah Al-Amin September 30, Case Study Analysis: Personal and Organizational Ethics and Values In this scenario, I play an ethnographic researcher that is writing a case study for a popular organizational behavior research.
Organizational ethics is the ethics of an organization, and it is how an organization responds to an internal or external stimulus. Organizational ethics is interdependent with the organizational culture. Organization Behavior Development: Case Studies on Corporate Scandals Donald K. Hsu, Ph.D.
Organisational Development & Change 12MBAHR Dept of MBA, SJBIT Page 1 SYLLABUS Module I (6 hours) collection and analysis for diagnostic information, feeding back the diagnosed information.
Module III and professional ethics. ***** Organization development (OD) is a deliberately planned. Below is an activity about stakeholder analysis. You will need to read through the briefing paper and then through all the documents in one of the worked examples. Alternatively you could do a stakeholder analysis of your own research context.