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Ethics and Organizational Culture: Can Employees be Excluded

You have a manager's meeting approaching, and you need to be prepared to discuss the selected topics.

The following statement has been brought to the attention the management team:

Healthcare organizations should get rid of employees that do not match their organizational culture.
Address the following:

Explain your position on the statement.
Include at least 2 reasons to back up your position.
Discuss any potential legal or ethical issues that might be encountered if this type of policy is implemented.
Based on your position, what issues might you run into in your meeting?

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The statement seems harsh at first glance, however, consider it for a minute from a different perspective. Have you ever played on a team where everyone had a different idea of how the team should be managed or each player was playing with solely their own interests in mind? Or to rely on an old adage it is like trying to paddle a boat down a river with everyone paddling a different direction. Running a business- any sort of business- is difficult. Having people that match the organizational culture means there is one less roadblock for success. In addition, each person reflects the organization. Customers rely on a certain expectation when they visit an organization based on the people ...

Solution Summary

This detailed solution discusses whether or not healthcare organizations should get rid of employees that do not match their organizational culture. The solution is explained, includes back up reasons, and visits the ethical and legal issues that might be encountered. It includes examples and links.

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