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    Ethical Organizations and Leadership

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    1. How are ethical organizations created through ethical leadership and organizational structures and systems

    2. If a middle manager was helping to implement a new corporate cost-cutting strategy, and they are meeting skepticism, resistance, and in some cases, outright hostility from their subordinates. In what ways might they or the company have been able to avoid this situation? Where do they go from here?

    3. Some people argue that the matrix structure should be adopted only as a last resort because the dual chains of command can create more problems than they solve. Discuss. Do you agree or disagree? Why?

    4. What role do social forces play in the theory of management? Explain.

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    1. How are ethical organizations created through ethical leadership and organizational structures and systems?

    Ethical organizations are created through ethical leadership and organizational structures and systems based on the same theory of "from the top down." If management exhibits actions that show employees that ethics is at the back burner, employees will follow suit and deem the behavior of management as acceptable. On the other hand, if management shows that there is a zero tolerance policy for unethical behavior, employees will be more likely to adhere to a strict set of ethics, and demonstrated by management.

    2. If a middle manager was helping to implement a new corporate cost-cutting strategy, and they are meeting skepticism, resistance, and in some cases, outright hostility from their subordinates. In what ways might they or the company have been able to avoid this situation? Where do they go from here?

    In this case, middle management is implementing a ...

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