The Influence of the Organization on Unethical Behavior Name Institution Professor Date Organization culture entails the values principles and the way of doing things that is followed in an organization which tend to have an effect on the actions of both the employer(s) and the employees. The fact that the values and principles are shared by every member of the organization it means that it is important in determining organizational behavior and ethics. For the realization of the common goals of the organization then it is important that people adhere to the positive organization culture and aim to change those parts that are counter-productive. Codes of conduct in an organization on the other hand are the set rules and regulations that outline the expected social practices and responsibilities for every individual in a particular organization. It is different from the organizational culture in that it is an agreed upon goal and is working towards it it will be more easily achieved than if people were divergent in their pursuit. When goals are met it means that the organization is moving in the right direction. References Chan A. W. & Cheung H. (2012). The Cultural dimensions ethical sensitivity and corporate governance. Journal of Business Ethics 110(1) 45-59. Kilduff G. J. Galinsky A. D. Gallo E. & Reade J. J. (2016). Whatever it for a win: Rivalry increases unethical behavior. Academy of Management Journal 59(5) 1508-1534. Schwartz M. (2001). The nature of the relationship between the corporate codes of ethics and behaviour. Journal of Business Ethics 32(3) 247-262. Sims R. R. (1992). The challenge of the ethical behavior in organizations. Journal of Business Ethics 11(7) 505-513. Stead W. E. Worrell D. & Stead J. G. (1990). An integrative model for understanding and managing most ethical behaviors in business organizations. Journal of Business Ethics 9(3) 233-242. [...]
Instructions The assigned reading articles provide a great deal of information regarding the impact that organizational systems have on unethical behavior. For example, in the article "WHATEVER IT TAKES TO WIN: RIVALRY INCREASES UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR".by Kilduff et al. (2016), the researchers note that rivalry can often increase unethical behaviors. This week, you will explain how an organization’s culture (e.g., systems and practices) can unknowingly/unintentionally increase unethical behavior among employees. Explain the importance of organizational culture and codes of conduct in encouraging ethical behavior. Assess three organizational policies or practices, as found in the reading and outside research, which can increase unethical behavior among employees. Propose informal and formal system solutions to reduce unethical behavior in organizations. Explain the benefits of these system solutions, as well as possible implications for these solutions. Support your paper with a minimum of five scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included. Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.