Ethics in the Workplace Tools and Tactics for Organizational Transformation

ISBN-10: 1412905397

ISBN-13: 9781412905398

Edition: 2007

Authors: Craig E. Johnson

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Blending theory and practice, this innovative, interdisciplinary text equips students to act as ethical change agents who improve the moral performance of their work organizations. Written in a reader-friendly style, the book is structured around levels of organizational behavior. Author Craig E. Johnson examines ethics in not just corporations but all types of workplace organizations, including nonprofit, government, military, and educational entities. Key Features: Presents an interdisciplinary focus: The text draws extensively from ethical research in the social sciences, including business ethics, management, moral psychology, communication, organizational behavior, social psychology, and international relations Provides contemporary case studies: Most cases are based on recent events, and all of them foster discussion and critical analysis Offers self-assessment and application exercises: These exercises are designed to prompt feedback on personal and organizational ethical performance and encourage further reflection and knowledge transfer Includes instructors resources: This helpful CD includes a test bank with essay, true/false, matching, and multiple choice questions. Intended Audience: This is an ideal core textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in Business Ethics and for related courses, such as Management Ethics, Workplace Ethics, Organizational Ethics, Ethics in Public Administration, and Communication Ethics.
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Book details

List price: $64.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Craig E. Johnson (PhD University of Denver) is Professor of Leadership Studies and director of the Doctor of Business Administration program at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon. He teaches undergraduate and undergraduate courses in leadership, ethics and management. Previously he served as chair of the university?s Department of Communication Arts. Johnson is the author of Ethics in the Workplace: Tools and Tactics for Organizational Transformation (also published by Sage) and co-author, with Michael Z. Hackman, of Leadership: A Communication Perspective. He has published research findings, instructional ideas, and book reviews in The Journal of Leadership Studies, The Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, The Journal of Leadership Education, Academy of Management Learning and Education, The International Leadership Journal, Communication Quarterly, Communication Reports and other journals. Johnson has led and participated in service and educational trips to Kenya, Rwanda, New Zeland, China, Brazil, and Honduras, and has held volunteer leadership posiitons in a variety of religious and nonprofit organizations.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Making the Case for Transformation
Characteristics of Ethically Decoupled and Ethically Transformed Organizations
From Cowgirl to Supreme Court Justice
Defining Ethics in the Workplace
Case Study: Blurring the Line Between Profits and Nonprofits
Looking Ahead
Endnotes
Laying an Ethical Foundation
Ethical Perspectives
Chapter Preview
Utilitarianism: Do the Greatest Good for the Greatest Number
Case Study: Bigger, Stronger, Faster: Sacrificing the Future for High Performance
Kant?s Categorical Imperative: Do What?s Right No Matter What the Consequences Are
Rawls? Justice as Fairness: Balancing Freedom and Equality
Communitarianism: Promoting Shared Moral Values
Altruism: Concern for Others
The Rabbi Goes to Heaven
Self-Assessment: Organizational Citizenship Behavior Scale
Implications
Application Projects
Chapter End Case: Truro?s DNA Dragnet
Endnotes
Transforming Individual Ethics in the Organization
Personal Ethical Development
Chapter Preview
Components of Personal Ethical Development
Holland?s Personality and Career Types
Case Study: Pam?s Choice
Self-Assessment: Schwartz?s Value System
Workplace Spirituality: Definitional Threads
Transformation in Action: Advanced Change Theory
Implications
Application Projects
Chapter End Case: Heroism in the Twin Towers
Endnotes
Ethical Decision Making and Action
Chapter Preview
Components of Ethical Behavior
Stages of Moral Development
Self-Assessment: Ego-Busting Questions
Decision-Making Formats
Case Study: A Violation of Etiquette or Ethics?
Implications
Application Projects
Chapter End Case: Scenarios for Analysis
Endnotes
Transforming Interpersonal Ethics in the Organization
Ethical Interpersonal Communication
Chapter Preview
Dialogue: An Ethical Framework for Interpersonal Communication
Ethical Communication Competencies
Mindlessness Meets Mindfulness: Napoleon Versus the Russian Bear
Listening Skills
Self-Assessment: Emotional Analysis Questions
Case Study: Taking Credit When Credit?s Not Due
Implications
Application Projects
Chapter End Case: Opening Conversational Doors With a Chair
Endnotes
Exercising Ethical Influence
Chapter Preview
Questions of Power
Self-Assessment: Personal Power Profile
Ethical Issues in Influence
Impression Management Tactics
Case Study: To Pad or Not to Pad
Implications
Application Projects
Chapter End Case: An Intimidator at the U.N.
Endnotes
Transforming Group and Leadership Ethics
Improving Group Ethical Performance
Chapter Preview
Case Study: A Miracle of Cooperation
Acting as a Morally Responsible Team Member
Self-Assessment: Social Loafing Scale
Responding to Ethical Danger Signs
Implications
Application Projects
Chapter End Case: Moral Exclusion at Abu Ghraib
Endnotes
Leadership and Followership Ethics
Chapter Preview
The Ethical Challenges of Leadership and Followership
Case Study: Clueless in the Boardroom
Meeting the Moral Demands of Leadership: Normative Leadership Theories
Meeting the Moral Demands of Followership: Principles and Strategies
Self-Assessment: Followership Styles
The Whistle-Blower Checklist
Implications
Application Projects
Chapter End Case: Courage Under Fire: Hugh Thompson at My Lai
Endnotes
Transforming the Ethics of Organizational Systems
Combating Destructive Behavior
Chapter Preview
Confronting Problematic Behaviors
Case Study: This Train Isn?t Leaving the Station
Reducing Antisocial Behavior
Self-Assessment: Workplace Incivility Scale
Forms of Aggressive Behavior
Implications
Application Projects
Chapter End Case: Antisocial Behavior Scenarios
Endnotes
Building an Ethical Workplace
Chapter Preview
Components of Ethical Culture
Sample Mission Statements
Case Study: Sending Mixed Signals at Boeing
Cultural Change Efforts
Self-Assessment: Ethics Audit Questions
Implications
Application Projects
Chapter End Case: Cleaning Up the Mess at Waste Management
Endnotes
Promoting Organizational Citizenship in a Global Society
Chapter Preview
The Organization as Citizen
Organizational Stakeholders
The Four Stages of Issue Maturity
Case Study: Social Responsibility at Starbucks
Self-Assessment: Sustainability Portfolio
Ethical Global Citizenship
United Nations Secretary General: The Global Compact
Implications
Application Projects
Chapter End Case: Nike Becomes a Global Citizen
Endnotes
References
Index
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