Ethics in Organizational Behavior

As we have discussed structure of organizations this week, we should also reflect on how this impacts ethical decisions in organizational behavior. As organizations restructure, and cut back on staff” they place a greater burden on those employees that remain.

Have you ever experienced the overburdened state in any organization where you have worked? What are some ways in which the organization could have dealt with decreased staff? Do you believe that the organization could have addressed the shortage in a different manner that would still result in cost savings but still allow employees to feel less burdened? If you have not personally experienced the overburdened state, you may locate an article that discusses overburdened state in practice at an organization. Please provide 1-2 examples to support your viewpoints that other learners will be able to assess and debate within our weekly discussion forum. WEEK 8 DISCUSSION #2

Ethics in OB

In light of recent scandals and excesses by organization managers, the authors of a recent Harvard Business Review article are calling business schools to support making management a profession, governed by codes of conduct that “forge in implicit social contract with society. ” One response to their call is a non-profit organization called MBA Oath. Its goal is to create a community of graduating MBA students from any university that voluntarily sign an oath that pledges them to “create value responsibly and ethically.”

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Please assess if professionalizing management can really make a difference in terms of ethical accountability and everyday managerial behavior. Please provide 1-2 examples to support your viewpoints that other learners will be able to assess and debate within our weekly discussion forum.

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