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How leaders handle ethics in the organization and what they must do to ensure that the stakeholders in the workplace act in an ethical manner.

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TOPIC: How leaders handle ethics in the organization and what they must do to ensure that the stakeholders in the workplace act in an ethical manner.

Your course project topic related to business ethics and social responsibility.

In today's society, a day rarely passes when an ethics violation or a social responsibility violation is not brought to the attention of the public. All we have to do is look at AIG. This insurance giant reached out to the American people for assistance. The American people assisted and the company rewarded those who were responsible for bringing the company down with retreats and bonuses.

Yes, the bonuses were part of the individual's contracts but the social responsibility of the company's leaders should ...

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Fictitious organization that exemplifies business ethics.

- Create a fictitious organization that exemplifies business ethics.
- Write a 2,100- to 2,800-word paper in which you explain the organization's ethics programs and overall ethical environment. Address the following in your examination:

o Describe current moral and ethical issues faced by the organization.
o Explain how the fictitious company deals with the relationship between ethics, morality, and social issues in the legal environment.
o Evaluate the organization's ethics program based on the code of ethics, training, monitoring, and enforcement.
o Consider the following questions:

- Code of Ethics
o Does a formal code of ethics exist?
o What topics are included in the code of ethics?
o How is the code distributed and used?
o Is the code reinforced in reward and decision-making systems?

- Training
o Is ethics emphasized to recruits and new employees?
o How are employees and managers oriented to an organization's values?
o Are managers trained in ethical decision-making?
o What ethics training exists for employees?

- Monitoring
o How are ethics and integrity measured throughout the organization?
o Are whistle-blowers encouraged? If so, how?
o Does a language exist that allows employees and managers to openly discuss ethical situations?
o What ethical considerations are incorporated into planning and policy-making at the organization?

- Enforcement
o How do managers enforce ethics?
o How are ethics enforced by the organization? How is unethical behavior dealt with?

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