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Unformatted text preview: 2,800 to 3,500 How do generational differences affect the ethical climate in your organization? What steps is your company taking for integrating a multi-generational work force? Provide examples to support your analysis. Conclude your paper with a design for an ethics management program for your organization. In most businesses today, you are expected to make decisions. Some decisions are simple and can be answered by anyone. Some questions are slightly more complex and you may need to consult some superiors over what to do. Then there are the questions that can get you terminated. When these questions arise how do you know what to do? What steps do you go through to make sure you do what your company wants you to do? Many of those questions can be answered through a well thought out and detailed code of conduct. Believe it or not the US Army is not just soldiers fighting a war; the Army is also a business. The US Army is in the business of training and strategically placing soldiers in areas of conflict to resolve a problem. The Army has such a delicate and hostile work environment that they have more written codes, rules, regulations, and methods of dealing with situations than any fortune 500 company in the world. This article intends to explore those codes in an attempt to better understand how a soldier is more than just a person with a gun, but a front line liaison for the American people. A soldier in a combat environment will be subject to at least eight separate codes or creeds that they are expected to live up to. The US Army believes a great deal in rules. The Army spends a great deal of time going over the rules, and even has ceremonies where soldiers are expected to repeat their oaths, codes, creeds and values. The Army even created a law called the Article 134: General Article, which states all disorders and neglects to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces, all conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces, and crimes and offenses not capital, of which persons subject to this chapter may be guilty shall be punished at the discretion of that court ("Uniform Code of Military Justice," n.d.). The Army promotes their codes of ethics in numerous means and fashions. The Army Values for instance are handed out as key chains, business cards, and dog tags with the Warrior Ethos on the opposite side. The Army Values and the Warrior Ethos are initially taught to all soldiers in Basic Training. The Values are stressed to soldiers during each evaluation they have. The Values are posted all over Army installations throughout the world. The Army has their own magazines and news papers, and soldiers are commended for acts they have done using Army Values, and most awards soldiers receive will state the soldier has used or showed great actions representing the Army Values.soldier has used or showed great actions representing the Army Values....
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2010 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Sullivan during the Spring '08 term at ASU.
- Spring '08