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Ethical Standards in Management Communications

Discuss an organizational example of the use of ethical standards in management communications. The example may be from your own workplace or from a business situation with which you are familiar. Support your answer by indicating why you believe it is an example of communicating in an ethical manner; use references to validate your analysis

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Topic: Ethical standards in management communications

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Ethical standards are usually considered as sets of formal and informal standards of conduct that people practice at work place for guiding their attitude towards the company or organization. These standards are partly based on core values such as honesty, respect, and trust, but they also can be learned directly from the actions of others. An example could be the attitude of the organizational leaders or managers or coworkers which influence the people's self views of what could accepted as 'right' or 'wrong' behavior within that particular organization [1].

Our natural tendency is to do what we think the company or management wants us to do. We tend to live up to their expectations, as we perceive them. Moreover, we identify through our work environment and culture what we perceive it takes to be successful and move toward it. Both of these drives are so strong that even good employees are sometimes tempted to follow them even if their choices mean that they violate their basic understandings of what is right and what is wrong. The key issues here are perceptions and expectations. Problems arise when perceptions are either incorrect or are not in alignment with the company culture [2][3].

The example:

Being a project manager in a large software development company, I come across the issues related to ethical standards from time to time. Our company has several sectors, which are dependent ...

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Ethical standards are usually considered as sets of formal and informal standards of conduct that people practice at work place for guiding their attitude towards the company or organization. These standards are partly based on core values such as honesty, respect, and trust, but they also can be learned directly from the actions of others. An example could be the attitude of the organizational leaders or managers or coworkers which influence the people's self views of what could accepted as 'right' or 'wrong' behavior within that particular organization [1].

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