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Human Behavior in Organizations

1. How do ethics influence human behavior in organizations?

2. How do stereotypes and selective perceptions impact an individual's interaction with others?

3. What are some communication channels commonly used in your organization?
What are some of the common interferences that result in "noise"?

4. How can communication barriers impact organizations? What can organizations do to reduce communication barriers?

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1. How do ethics influence human behavior in organizations?

The ethical behavior of people determines which actions they think are "good" and "right" in a particular setting. Ethical behavior can be perceived as utilitarian, individualism, moral rights, and justice view. Each of these four ways determines how employees and staff act and react in a particular company. Another way ethics can affect human behavior is when there are ethical dilemmas that get in the way with an employees' relationships with his superiors, customers, subordinates, suppliers, competitors, or regulators. Sometimes ethical dilemmas rationalize the unethical behavior such as pretending that the behavior is not unethical, or assuming that the behavior is alright if others will not know about it. Moreover, organizations have the social responsibility to be ethical and moral and they must commit to the purpose of high productivity and corporate responsibility. Ethics also affect the balance of work and life as job demands ought to fit the employees' personal life and other nonwork responsibilities.

2. How do stereotypes and selective perceptions impact an individual's interaction ...

Solution Summary

The solution discusses how ethics influence human behavior in organzations; how stereotypes and selective perceptions impact an individual's interaction with others; the communication channels commonly used in organizations and their interferences; and the impact of communication barriers in organizationsl. References are included.

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