– Discuss the importance of organizational ethics as it relates to organizational effectiveness. Support your response with current literature on organizational ethics.
– Describe an ethical issue that your current or past organization faced. Evaluate how the organization’s leader and the organization’s members handled the situation.
– When dealing with the ethical issue described above, identify the traits and skills the leader used to address the issue. Was the leader successful in the deployment of his or her approach? Why or why not?
– What, if any, traits and skills did the leader and organizational members lack in dealing with the ethical issue? What should they have done differently to be more effective in dealing with the issue?
APA 6th Edition.
Discuss the importance of organizational ethics as it relates to organizational effectiveness. Support your response with current literature on organizational ethics.
In the past two decades organizational ethics has been in the spotlight due to a number of spectacular failures in the corporate sector.
One industry that has been plagued by ethical issues is the Health care industry . Ethical issues are also more glaringly apparent in this industry, than in any other. The Health care Organizations in this industry have been in the limelight for all the wrong reasons.
Some of the examples of such cases are :
1. King Edward Memorial Hospital – Douglas more than Inquiry, WA 2001;
2. Campbelltown and Camden Hospitals – Walker Inquiry, NSW 2004;
3. Bundaberg Hospital – Morris Inquiry, QLD 2005
Incidences of misdiagnoses, delayed treatment, drug error, hospital delays, wrong administration of medicines, failure of equipment at critical junctures, etc, are rampant in the health care sector, indicating a ethical crisis and ineffective management of Health care organizations(HCOs) . This has undermined the trust and confidence of patients and the public , in HCOs. Due to the loss in organizational effectiveness of HCOs, it is not only the patients and public that have lost faith in HCOs.
The erosion of effectiveness due to reducing quality, increasing cost, and decreasing safety of patients, has affected stake holders because the poor delivery of patient care ultimately affects corporate image and profitability……………………………..