Organizational Ethics: A Practical Approach (3rd Revised edition)

Organizational Ethics: A Practical Approach (3rd Revised edition)

By: Craig E. Johnson (author)Paperback

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We are constantly faced with ethical decisions, no matter what organisations we join. The ethical choices we make determine the health of our businesses, schools, government agencies, religious congregations, charities, and other institutions. Our ethical decisions also determine our career success or failure. Bestselling author, Craig E. Johnson, shows how we can develop our ethical competence, just as we develop our abilities to manage or oversee operations. Every chapter of Organizational Ethics provides you with opportunities to apply ethical principles and practices in a variety of settings through self-reflection, analyses, projects, and discussion. Written in a reader-friendly style, each part of the book is layered around organisational behaviour. The parts introduce moral theories used in ethical problem-solving; examines individual motivations; looks at the ethical dilemmas of groups, teams, and leaders as well as offers strategies for creating ethical cultures and promoting social responsibility. This book shows how you can develop your ethical expertise and provides opportunities to practice problem-solving to defend your decisions. NEW TO THIS EDITION Additional self-assessments and updated case studies foster skill development and ground the theories introduced in the text. New cases featuring Sea World, Rolling Stone, and other organizations illustrate relevant application of the principles of organizstional ethics. A new chapter focused exclusively on ethics and global diversity provides the tools and strategies necessary for creating ethical global citizens. Extended material on corporate social responsibility further promotes organisational citizenship. The incorporation of emotion into ethical decision making examines the impact emotion has on moral deliberation and behaviour. New and updated coverage of key topics such as Aristotelian ethics, proactive influence tactics, apology, financial fraud, and cosmopolitanism illustrates relevant application of the principles and brings students up-to-date in important areas of organisational ethics.

About Author

Craig E. Johnson (PhD, University of Denver) is emeritus professor of leadership studies at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership, ethics, management and communication. During his time at the university he served as director of the George Fox Doctor of Business Administration program and chair of the Department of Communication Arts. Though retired from full-time teaching, Johnson continues to serve as an adjunct professor. He is the author of Organizational Ethics: A Practical Approach (also published by Sage) and co-author, with Michael Z. Hackman, of Leadership: A Communication Perspective. His research findings, instructional ideas, and book reviews have been published in the Journal of Leadership Studies, the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, the Journal of Leadership Education, Academy of Management Learning and Education, the International Leadership Journal, Communication Quarterly, Communication Reports, and other journals. In 2016 he received the George Fox University outstanding graduate faculty researcher award. Johnson has led and participated in service and educational trips to Honduras, Kenya, Rwanda, New Zealand, China, and Brazil and has held volunteer leadership positions in a variety of religious and nonprofit organizations. In addition to teaching and writing, he enjoys working out, reading, fly-fishing, watching sports, and spending time with family.


List of Case Studies, Self-Assessments, and Ethics in Action Acknowledgments Introduction Part I. Laying an Ethical Foundation 1. Ethical Perspectives Chapter Preview Utilitarianism: Do the Greatest Good for the Greatest Number Kant's Categorical Imperative: Do What's Right Despite the Consequences Rawls's Justice as Fairness: Balancing Freedom and Equality Aristotelian Ethics: Live Well Confucianism: Building Healthy Relationships Altruism: Concern for Others Chapter Takeaways Application Projects Part II. Practicing Individual Ethics in the Organization 2. Components of Personal Ethical Development Chapter Preview Component 1: Realistic Self-Appraisal Component 2: Discovering Vocation Component 3: Identifying Personal Values Component 4: Developing Character Component 5: Creating a Moral Identity Component 6: Drawing Upon Spiritual Resources Chapter Takeaways Application Projects 3. Ethical Decision Making and Action Chapter Preview Once More With Feeling: Emotion in Moral Decision Making Components of Ethical Behavior Decision-Making Formats Chapter Takeaways Application Projects Part III. Practicing Interpersonal Ethics in the Organization 4. Ethical Interpersonal Communication Dialogue: An Ethical Framework for Interpersonal Communication Chapter Preview Ethical Communication Competencies Chapter Takeaways Application Projects 5. Exercising Ethical Influence Chapter Preview Questions of Power Ethical Issues in Influence Chapter Takeaways Application Projects 6. Ethical Conflict Management and Negotiation Chapter Preview Conflict in Organizational Life Becoming an Ethical Conflict Manager Resolving Conflict Through Ethical Negotiation Combating Aggression and Sexual Harassment Chapter Takeaways Application Projects Part IV. Practicing Group, Leadership, and Followership Ethics 7. Improving Group Ethical Performance Chapter Preview Acting as a Morally Responsible Team Member Responding to Ethical Danger Signs Chapter Takeaways Application Projects 8. Leadership Ethics Chapter Preview The Ethical Challenges of Leadership The Shadow Side of Leadership Normative Leadership Theories Chapter Takeaways Application Projects 9. Followership Ethics Chapter Preview The Growing Power of Followers The Ethical Challenges of Followership Meeting the Moral Demands of Followership: Principles and Strategies Chapter Takeaways Application Projects Part V. Practicing Ethics in Organizational Systems 10. Building an Ethical Organization Chapter Preview Making Ethics Matter Components of Ethical Culture Cultural Change Efforts Chapter Takeaways Application Projects 11. Managing Ethical Hot Spots in the Organization Chapter Preview Ethical Marketing Ethical Finance and Accounting Ethical Human Resource Management Chapter Takeaways Application Projects 12. Promoting Organizational Citizenship Chapter Preview The Organization as Citizen Promoting Organizational Citizenship Chapter Takeaways Application Projects 13. Ethics in a Global Society Chapter Preview The Dangers of Globalization and the Challenges of Ethical Diversity Developing Cross-Cultural Ethical Competence Chapter Takeaways Application Projects Notes References Index About the Author

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  • ISBN13: 9781483344409
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9781483344409
  • weight: 904
  • ISBN10: 1483344401
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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