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The CEO has assigned you the responsibility of educating the leaders within the organization of the importance of maintaining an ethical culture. The tone of the presentation should be of a persuasive nature, as you will also be asking these leaders to take this initiative to each of their areas. As you compile this presentation, include the following:

1. Explain exactly what it means to maintain an ethical culture within the organization.
2. Analyze the role that culture plays in global business ethics.
3. Describe the importance and rationale for maintaining an ethical culture within the entire organization. Think about
methods that you can use to motivate employees and employers toward ethical business practices.
4. Recommend ethics guidelines they can use within each of their areas.

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1. Explain exactly what it means to maintain an ethical culture within the organization.

The meaning of an ethical organization is an organization in which all facets of ethical behavior are displayed. This includes ethical leadership, ethical and corporate socially responsible business practices that seek to commit the least harm possible to the environment, and ensure that their employees also display ethical behavior in accordance with the organizational culture. Therefore, maintaining ethical behavior within an organizational is dependent upon ethical leadership as an organizational culture in any organization is shaped by the leaders of this organization. The leader must exhibit ethical practices and design an organizational culture that champions and rewards ethical behavior while also acknowledging the efforts taken by employees to engage in ethical decision-making as employees should be shown respect and trust by leadership, which are two of the tenets of an ethical organizational culture.

2. Analyze the role that culture plays in global business ethics.

Organizational culture is what determines whether global businesses practice higher ethical standards. Many multinational companies that operate in foreign countries rely upon third-party subcontractors to make their ...

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The Solution outlines the importance of an ethical culture within an organization.

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