MGT 216 Week 5 Team Ethical Organization Paper

MGT 216 Week 5 Team Ethical Organization Paper - Ethical...

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Ethical Organization 1 Running head: ETHICAL ORGANIZATION PROFILE Ethical Organization Profile Team Name University of Phoenix
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Ethical Organization 2 Abstract The purpose of this paper is to explain Donut Express’s ethics programs and overall ethical environment, which is a fictional company. The paper creates real world moral and ethical issues that a company of this type would face in today’s society. Along with examples the paper explains how the company would deal with issues in the legal environment of today’s society. The paper also evaluates the internal ethics programs that are used based on the code of ethics, training, monitoring and enforcement.
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Ethical Organization 3 Ethical Organization Profile Intro The Donut Express is a company that is visited by all members of society. How does the company deal with customers of different backgrounds? Ineffectively dealing with customers or managing a team of individuals with different personalities and working styles can result in unnecessary challenges and lead to a company’s failure. (Warner, 2007) The Donut Express seems to be operating efficiently and making stakeholders a good profit. The questions are does the ethical standards, training programs, monitoring process and the enforcement of the Donut Express enough to keep the company out of legal trouble. The quality of training and the enforcement of standards are major factors in determining long-term profitability of a small business. (Elam, 2008) Current Moral and Ethical Issues Donut Express, like many other businesses is constantly trying to adapt to the changing ethical standards of society and business. As stated in the article W hat makes a business company ethical? by author Jack Mahoney: One way in which to find tangible ethical expression within business is in the development of structures within companies which formalize and give permanence to their determination to behave ethically and to do so, in the popular term, "proactively," seeing problems before they arise or setting the conditions which may prevent problems from arising in the first place. (Winter, 1994) At this point in time this is one of the greatest hurdles for Donut Express; identifying the possibility of future ethical impediments. Up until now the Donut Express had accepted their active code of ethics as the status quo, but their code of ethics did not give them adequate
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Ethical Organization 4 information on how to deal with new ethical situations. It was a framework that was more internalized than all encompassing. With the change in the economic climate, and fewer customers spending money on expendable items such as donuts, Donut express had to start considering how their decisions would impact public perception and build customer loyalty. They are still profitable, and they buy many of their ingredients from local suppliers helping
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This note was uploaded on 08/10/2011 for the course MGT 216 taught by Professor Mattiehall during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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MGT 216 Week 5 Team Ethical Organization Paper - Ethical...

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