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    Ethical culture within the organization

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    For this assignment, you will take on the role of a vice president of a major organization. The CEO has assigned you the responsibility of educating the leaders within the organization of the importance of maintaining an ethical culture. The tone of the presentation should be of a persuasive nature, as you will also be asking these leaders to take this initiative to each of their areas. As you compile this presentation, include the following:

    1.Explain exactly what it means to maintain an ethical culture within the organization.

    2.Analyze the role that culture plays in global business ethics.

    3.Describe the importance and rationale for maintaining an ethical culture within the entire organization. Think about methods that you can use to motivate employees and employers toward ethical business practices.

    4.Recommend ethics guidelines they can use within each of their areas.

    Your PowerPoint presentation must be 12-14 slides, not including the title slide and reference slide. All sources used must be referenced and cited. Directly quoted material must have accompanying citations and be cited per APA guidelines.

    This assignment requires the use of speaker notes. In the speaker notes, you will provide what you would say if you had to give the presentation to an audience; this information will be typed in the "Notes" section beneath each slide. Please write your notes in complete sentences, and adhere to typical grammar and/or punctuation rules.

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    Explain exactly what it means to maintain an ethical culture within the organization.

    Introduction: In the current marketplace environment in which society is so deeply concerned about social corporate responsibility, the need to maintain an ethical culture has taken on a much deeper meaning. However, globalization has blurred the understanding of ethical behavior. People from different cultures look at ethics in a widely diverse manner. I understand you need to develop 12 to 14 PowerPoint slides, and I trust I will be able to provide you with the information you need in the time I have left to finish this response.

    1. The organization's vice president and the need to provide ethical leadership. I believe the best way to get this started is to provide you and example of an organizational vice president that is in charge of ethics. I am going to provide you with an example from the web page for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Kathy Guillermo is the Senior Vice President for the Investigative, Legal & Corporate Cases Media Office for PETA (Meet PETA'a leadership, 2016). Whether or not you support this organization, it is a good example of the type of leadership an organization's vice president provides in an attempt to maintain an ethical organizational culture.

    2. Explain exactly what it means to maintain an ethical culture within the organization. Please consider the following quotation.

    "Ethical behavior, in its simplest terms, is knowing and doing what is right. The difficulty is in defining "right." Different individuals, different cultures, and different religions define it in different ways. The accepted treatment of women and attitudes toward slavery in different cultures and at different times in history provide prime examples of how what's "right" can vary," ...

    Solution Summary

    This response is intended to help the student develop an understanding of organizational ethics, and how to develop a cultural environment within the organization that meets the expectation of the society the organization serves. Corporate social responsibility is very important to societies all across the globe. Any organization that operates on a global basis must find ways to meet the ethical expectations of every nation in which the company operates. Sufficient information is provided in this response to enable the student to develop 12 to 14 PowerPoint slides.

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