• Research Paper on:
    Case Study: Organizational Practices

    Number of Pages: 4


    Summary of the research paper:

    This 4 page paper responds to student-generated questions: Is it more important to do the right thing or to do things right? Whose ethics should be used as the standard for companies? How do internal and external politics play a part in the organization? Who should organizations be accountable to? Examples student has witnessed that are unethical or illegal. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

    Name of Research Paper File: MM12_PGorqst.rtf

    Buy This Research Paper »


    Unformatted Sample Text from the Research Paper:
    things in the right accepted way but it was more important to do the right things (Kannan, 2003). Prochaska-Cue comments: "Doing the right thing is effectiveness; doing things right is  efficiency" (1995). It is important to be effective and then be concerned about being efficient (Prochaska-Cue, 1995). It would seem that doing the right thing would also be more ethical  than simply following a procedure to do things in the way considered to be "right." 2. The ethics of the society should be used as the cornerstone for  companies. All companies are accountable to and dependent on the society in which they operate. Companies should really be at a higher standard than even the society, which means that  there is zero tolerance for any actions ethically questionable. As an example, ethical marketing would be promoting the product without exaggeration, without any type of deception. It is true the  American public is accustomed to advertising that stretches the truth, at best, and deceives the consumer, at worse. The ethics of a company should be unquestioned. This is an ideal  and not what is typically practiced in the corporate world. Given the controversies and the publics lack of confidence and trust in corporations, every company needs to publicize their  ethical code along with examples of how they practice this code. 3. Like it or not, all organizations, public and private, are political in one way or another. Surveys  of executives suggest that they spend almost 20 percent of their time on office politics (Martinez, 2003). Politics are about power (Martinez, 2003). Politics range from voicing opinions that  are the opinions higher management wants to hear to the unwritten, unspoken biases for promoting employees. Internal politics deal with conflicts, rivalry and other unpleasant and potentially volatile situations in 

    Back to Research Paper Results