Analysis of Culture’s Impact on Ethics
Provide an introduction that 1) explains the purpose of the paper and 2) briefly (one succinct paragraph) introduces your current (or a recent) work organization: major product/service, approximate number of employees, and sector: government/for-profit/non-profit. 2. Organizational Culture Description – Apply concepts from the readings, your library research, and the lecture modules to describe the culture of this organization, specifically: • Focus on its artifacts (for example, Edgar Schein’s ways of identifying it as described in Lecture Module 3) to identify what is valued. (Be careful that you analyze it for yourself; company marketing and dogma often do not reflect the true values and culture.) Provide very brief examples as necessary to illustrate. 3. Analysis of Culture’s Impact on Ethics – Examine and discuss how the culture in the organization influences the ethics and ethical (or unethical) behavior of its members: • Does its current culture support it being highly ethical, specifically according to any of the ethical/moral frameworks presented in this course? Be sure to tell – on the basis of course concepts, your research, and logic – why this is so: What is the rationale for your conclusion?