Managing to be Ethical: Debunking Five Business Ethics Myths. By Linda Klebe Trevino & Michael E. Brown. Presented by: Anna O’Hara. Linda Klebe Trevino. Professor of Organizational Behavior and Chair of the Dept. of Mgmt. and Organization at Penn State University
By Linda Klebe Trevino &
Michael E. Brown
-Ethical conduct in organizations
-Mgmt. of Organizational climate & culture and ethical leadership
-Different approaches to ethics mgmt. within an organization
2. Unethical Behavior in Business is the result of “Bad Apples”
3. Ethics can be managed through formal ethics codes and programs
4. Ethical leadership is mostly about leader integrity
5. People are less ethical than they used to be
1. Understand the existing ethical culture
2. Communicate the importance of ethical standards
3. Focus on the reward system
4. Promote ethical leadership throughout the firm
There are many opportunities to cross into unethical territory.
Neglectful leadership and organizational cultures that send mixed messages about what is important and what is expected can lead to unethical conduct.
The best way to manage ethical conduct is by aligning the formal and informal cultural systems in support of doing the right thing.