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    The Political & Ethical Factors In An Organization

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    When evaluating an organization, what political and ethical factors must be taken into account?

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    According to www.oppapers (2010) in the vast world of business there is a constant and inevitable struggle to achieve a more powerful position or leadership role. In turn, according to this author, power is the shear essence of most corporate endeavors and the need for more power drives most individuals to excel at their positions, so they may jump to the next level. In turn, according to this site, the ability to obtain a powerful position solidifies the feeling of having control over the future of your career and well being. With respect to this, according to this author, power is a multifaceted resource that most individuals crave, especially ambitious individuals, and would go to any lengths to obtain.

    However, in these kinds of scenarios while it is important to solidify your future, you must also remain ethically and morally sound while doing so. (In other words, power can be a corrupting force, and absolute power, as they say, is absolutely corrupt). Thus, take the example of Michael and Danielle who are vying for the same position, and thus both are facing an ethical dilemma regarding whether or not to participate in workplace politics in order to capture a higher position within another sector of the organization. In this sense Michael is faced with an ethical dilemma regarding whether or not to participate in politics, just as Danielle is, in order to gain leverage over Michael. Now, the executive who must hire either Danielle or ...

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    This essay describes the necessity of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on the part of global organizations in today's complex system of globalism. This essay describes how the demand for more ethical business processes and actions, known as ethicism, is increasing.