Ethics in the Workplace: Tools and Tactics for Organizational Transformation / Edition 1
  • Ethics in the Workplace: Tools and Tactics for Organizational Transformation / Edition 1
  • Ethics in the Workplace: Tools and Tactics for Organizational Transformation / Edition 1

Ethics in the Workplace: Tools and Tactics for Organizational Transformation / Edition 1

by Craig E. (Edward) Johnson
     
 

Blending theory and practice, this innovative, interdisciplinary text equips students to act as ethical change agents who improve the moral performance of their work organizations. Written in a reader-friendly style, the book is structured around levels of organizational behavior. Author Craig E. Johnson examines ethics in not just corporations but all types of

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Blending theory and practice, this innovative, interdisciplinary text equips students to act as ethical change agents who improve the moral performance of their work organizations. Written in a reader-friendly style, the book is structured around levels of organizational behavior. Author Craig E. Johnson examines ethics in not just corporations but all types of workplace organizations, including nonprofit, government, military, and educational entities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412905398
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Making the Case for Transformation
Box 0.1 Characteristics of Ethically Decoupled and Ethically Transformed Organizations
Box 0.2 From Cowgirl to Supreme Court Justice
Defining Ethics in the Workplace
Box 0.3 Case Study: Blurring the Line Between Profits and Nonprofits
Looking Ahead
Endnotes
Part I. Laying an Ethical Foundation
1. Ethical Perspectives
Chapter Preview
Utilitarianism: Do the Greatest Good for the Greatest Number
Box 1.1 Case Study: Bigger, Stronger, Faster: Sacrificing the Future for High Performance
Kant's Categorical Imperative: Do What's Right No Matter What the Consequences Are
Rawls? Justice as Fairness: Balancing Freedom and Equality
Communitarianism: Promoting Shared Moral Values
Altruism: Concern for Others
Box 1.2 The Rabbi Goes to Heaven
Box 1.3 Self-Assessment: Organizational Citizenship Behavior Scale
Implications
Application Projects
Chapter End Case: Truro's DNA Dragnet
Endnotes
Part II. Transforming Individual Ethics in the Organization
2. Personal Ethical Development
Chapter Preview
Components of Personal Ethical Development
Box 2.1 Holland's Personality and Career Types
Box 2.2 Case Study: Pam's Choice
Box 2.3 Self-Assessment: Schwartz's Value System
Box 2.4 Workplace Spirituality: Definitional Threads
Transformation in Action: Advanced Change Theory
Implications
Application Projects
Chapter End Case: Heroism in the Twin Towers
Endnotes
3. Ethical Decision Making and Action
Chapter Preview
Components of Ethical Behavior
Box 3.1 Stages of Moral Development
Box 3.2 Self-Assessment: Ego-Busting Questions
Decision-Making Formats
Box 3.3 Case Study: A Violation of Etiquette or Ethics?
Implications
Application Projects
Chapter End Case: Scenarios for Analysis
Endnotes
Part III. Transforming Interpersonal Ethics in the Organization
4. Ethical Interpersonal Communication
Chapter Preview
Dialogue: An Ethical Framework for Interpersonal Communication
Ethical Communication Competencies
Box 4.1 Mindlessness Meets Mindfulness: Napoleon Versus the Russian Bear
Box 4.2 Listening Skills
Box 4.3 Self-Assessment: Emotional Analysis Questions
Box 4.4 Case Study: Taking Credit When Credit's Not Due
Implications
Application Projects
Chapter End Case: Opening Conversational Doors With a Chair
Endnotes
5. Exercising Ethical Influence
Chapter Preview
Questions of Power
Box 5.1 Self-Assessment: Personal Power Profile
Ethical Issues in Influence
Box 5.2 Impression Management Tactics
Box 5.3 Case Study: To Pad or Not to Pad
Implications
Application Projects
Chapter End Case: An Intimidator at the U.N.
Endnotes
Part IV. Transforming Group and Leadership Ethics
6. Improving Group Ethical Performance
Chapter Preview
Box 6.1 Case Study: A Miracle of Cooperation
Acting as a Morally Responsible Team Member
Box 6.2 Self-Assessment: Social Loafing Scale
Responding to Ethical Danger Signs
Implications
Application Projects
Chapter End Case: Moral Exclusion at Abu Ghraib
Endnotes
7. Leadership and Followership Ethics
Chapter Preview
The Ethical Challenges of Leadership and Followership
Box 7.1 Case Study: Clueless in the Boardroom
Meeting the Moral Demands of Leadership: Normative Leadership Theories
Meeting the Moral Demands of Followership: Principles and Strategies
Box 7.2 Self-Assessment: Followership Styles
Box 7.3 The Whistle-Blower Checklist
Implications
Application Projects
Chapter End Case: Courage Under Fire: Hugh Thompson at My Lai
Endnotes
Part V. Transforming the Ethics of Organizational Systems
8. Combating Destructive Behavior
Chapter Preview
Confronting Problematic Behaviors
Box 8.1 Case Study: This Train Isn't Leaving the Station
Reducing Antisocial Behavior
Box 8.2 Self-Assessment: Workplace Incivility Scale
Box 8.3 Forms of Aggressive Behavior
Implications
Application Projects
Chapter End Case: Antisocial Behavior Scenarios
Endnotes
9. Building an Ethical Workplace
Chapter Preview
Components of Ethical Culture
Box 9.1 Sample Mission Statements
Box 9.2 Case Study: Sending Mixed Signals at Boeing
Cultural Change Efforts
Box 9.3 Self-Assessment: Ethics Audit Questions
Implications
Application Projects
Chapter End Case: Cleaning Up the Mess at Waste Management
Endnotes
10. Promoting Organizational Citizenship in a Global Society
Chapter Preview
The Organization as Citizen
Box 10.1 Organizational Stakeholders
Box 10.2 The Four Stages of Issue Maturity
Box 10.3 Case Study: Social Responsibility at Starbucks
Box 10.4 Self-Assessment: Sustainability Portfolio
Ethical Global Citizenship
Box 10.5 United Nations Secretary General: The Global Compact
Implications
Application Projects
Chapter End Case: Nike Becomes a Global Citizen
Endnotes
References
Index
About the Author

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