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Ferrell7e Student Ch05
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Ferrell7e Student Ch05
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  • 1. <ul><li>O.C. Ferrell </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of New Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><li>John Fraedrich </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Wyoming </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Linda Ferrell </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of New Mexico </li></ul></ul>Business Ethics Ethical Decision Making and Cases, Seventh Edition For in-class note taking, choose Handouts or Notes Pages from the print options, with three slides per page.
  • 2. Chapter 5 Ethical Decision Making and Ethical Leadership
  • 3. The Ethical Decision Making Process <ul><li>The first step is to recognize than an ethical issue requires a choice among several actions that various stakeholders inside or outside the firm will ultimately evaluate as right or wrong. </li></ul>
  • 4. Ethical Issue Intensity <ul><li>This is defined as the perceived relevance or importance of an ethical issue to the individual, work group, and/or organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Positive or negative incentives can affect the perceived importance of an ethical issue. </li></ul><ul><li>Employees need education regarding potential problem areas. </li></ul>
  • 5. Individual Factors <ul><li>How people resolve ethical issues in their daily lives is often based on values and principles learned through family socialization. </li></ul><ul><li>Individual factors include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nationality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Locus of control </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Organizational Factors <ul><li>Corporate culture: a set of values, beliefs, goals, norms and ways to solve problems that members (employees) of an organization share. </li></ul><ul><li>Some corporate cultures support and reward unethical behavior. </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical climate is a component of corporate culture. </li></ul>
  • 7. Ethical Climate <ul><li>Defined as the character or decision processes used to determine whether actions are ethical or unethical </li></ul><ul><li>Consists of corporate codes of ethics, top management actions, ethical policies, coworker influence, and the opportunity for unethical behavior </li></ul>
  • 8. Significant Others <ul><li>The work group, which includes people such as peers, managers, and subordinates </li></ul><ul><li>Have more influence on daily decisions </li></ul><ul><li>than any other factor </li></ul>
  • 9. Opportunity <ul><li>Relates to permitting ethical or unethical behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Rewards and punishment play a key role </li></ul><ul><li>Can be eliminated by establishing formal codes, policies, and rules that are enforced </li></ul>
  • 10. The Role of Leadership in Corporate Culture <ul><li>Leadership is the ability or authority to guide and direct others toward achievement of a goal </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders are key to influencing an organization’s corporate culture and ethical posture </li></ul>
  • 11. Leadership Styles <ul><li>Coercive leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Authoritative leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliative leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Democratic leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Pacesetting leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching leaders </li></ul>
  • 12. Leadership <ul><li>The most successful leaders do not rely on one style of leadership but alternate their technique based on the characteristics of the situation. </li></ul>
  • 13. Types of Leaders <ul><li>Transactional </li></ul><ul><li>Transformational </li></ul><ul><li>Transformational ethical </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best suited for organizations that have higher levels of ethical commitment among employees and strong stakeholder support for an ethical culture </li></ul></ul>
  • 14. Habits of Strong Ethical Leaders <ul><li>Ethical leaders have a strong personal character. </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical leaders have a passion to do right. </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical leaders are proactive. </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical leaders consider stakeholders’ interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical leaders are role models for the organization’s values. </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical leaders are transparent and actively involved in organizational decision-making. </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical leaders are competent managers who take a holistic view of the firm’s ethical culture. </li></ul>

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