Argue for or against the following statement: Organizational development is inherently unethical and should not be used.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 10:02 pm ad1c9bdddf
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Organizational development is not inherently unethical, therefore it should be used. Although there are incidents of unethical behaviors and or activities in some organizations during their organizational development, this does not mean that organizational development within itself is inherently unethical, and this process can be conducted in an ethical and just manner.
At its core, organizational development is a meaningful process in which an organization seeks to increase its overall efficiency in the performance of its daily activities, which has the purpose of leading to a more profitable outcome for the organization. Organizational development would usually entail a subsequent change in the thinking patterns of management and staff within an organization, as well as a productive change in the organizational structure as well. An overhaul of the processes and procedures that have been used by an organization is also part of organizational development, and is usually conducted in response to changes that are current within the market, industry, and or the environment in which an organization functions.
What makes organizational development ethical or unethical, is the manner in which the development process is carried out. If organizational development is carried out with little regard for legal statutes, and other regulations that are supposed to be adhered to, then the entire development process is indeed unethical. If the organizational development process is conducted in a manner that is consistent with the regulations of a given industry, as well as aligned with just consideration for the rights of management and staff, then organizational development can indeed be carried out in an ethical manner.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 10:02 pm ad1c9bdddf>