Ellicott Eggs

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Ellicott Eggs Restoring the Company’s  Credibility By Abdul-Rasheed Ogunbiyi November 4, 2010
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Introduction: At Ellicott Eggs, the entire company right from the management team to every single employer prides itself on producing and transporting high quality, low cholesterol eggs to its devoted customers. In order to continue to compete at a high level while retaining its dear consumers, Ellicott Eggs need to show that its number one priority is to keep its promise of providing safe eggs. The fact that a bad batch of eggs reached its customers in Virginia is very unacceptable and is a problem that has to be fixed immediately. To do this, the highest ethical standards must be put in place to reduce the chance of this happening again. These ethical standards must be observed by every employee most especially those at Management levels. Changing the behavioral and organizational culture will show the world that Ellicott Eggs are taking responsibility for its mistakes and are immediately making reparations so as to increase the effectiveness of its employees and to be better prepared to make sure each and every egg is safe and consumable. These actions, if taken seriously, will restore the image of the company. Recommendation 1: A Code of Ethics: My first recommendation is that a code of ethics should be installed and that all Ellicott employees are made to be aware of it. This code would be a guideline for the employees and is the most effective way to deal with ethical behavior. It should also include policies that should be followed, standards that employees should strive to abide by and punishments for all sorts of violations. Due to the code being detailed, employees are aware of what is expected of them and also what
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happens if they fail to live up to the standards. One main point that should however be noted is that although employees already have various moral and ethical upbringings, it is better to teach them more about “ethical awareness” so that they can handle certain ethical ambiguities as they come about. According to Managing Ethics and Legal Compliance (1999), “if employees are aware of relevant ethical and legal issues, they will more likely ask the right questions and
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course SOM 301 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.

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