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Management, Ethics, Organizational Culture, and Employee Motivation

Discuss ethics as the driving force for behind employee motivation and organizational communication.

Why must a manager be conscious of the makeup of an organization's culture in the workplace? What makes this a difficult task?

Discuss the impact of the five dimensions of the general environment on organizational culture? Give examples that at least two of the dimensions have in today's environment

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Discuss ethics as the driving force for behind employee motivation and organizational communication.

- Firstly, what is ETHICS? Ethics, especially in the workplace, may be thought of as knowledge of right or wrong. In business, employees generally derive this information from training via policies and procedures. Stanford's Encyclopedia defines the term as a "discipline that addresses the moral features of commercial activity (see the full definition at the link below)."

REFERENCE: Business Ethics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
plato.stanford.edu/entries/ethics-business/

Now, the question asks to discuss right or wrong as the "driving force" behind employee motivation and organizational communication; therefore, we can analyze this as follows:

- Ethics as the "driving force" behind employee motivation: Do you think ethics would have anything to do with employee motivation? What motivates or directs people at work, in general (e.g. rules, money, fear of termination?)? What does motivation have to do with ethics; is it really a driving force? It seems more likely that other factors contribute to employee motivation - NOT ethics. If someone is motivated to do something right or wrong, their decision may have to do with their own values or some other issue. For example, if an employee makes a personal call "unethically" during business hours, it could be related to a personal emergency or necessity. What do you think?

In the text, Rob H. Kamery says, "Employees may be motivated on the job by many things, such as a sense of achievement, recognition, enjoyment of the job, promotion opportunities, responsibility, and the chance for personal growth. Employee motivation and performance are tied directly to the style of management that is applied and to principles of ...

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Solution discusses ethics as the driving force behind employee motivation and organizational communication. It discusses why a manager must be conscious of the makeup of an organization's culture in the workplace and what makes this a difficult task. Plus, the impact of the five dimensions of the general environment on organizational culture is discussed, along with examples of the dimensions in today's environment.

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