Final Exam - Caroline Herring BUS 530- Leadership and...

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Caroline Herring BUS 530- Leadership and Ethics Dr. Bill Hanson August 7, 2011 Final Exam- Boeing Case There are several instances of unethical consideration by leaders in the Boeing affair. The management-labor relations underwent a very tumultuous period characterized by strikes and threats of strikes. One unethical consideration that the leaders at Boeing made was observing the “feast or famine” principle. Knowing that massive layoffs would occur after they hired these employees, engineers, technicians and machinists is a bad way to manage their employees and boost company morale. According the the article, “aerospace industrial employees were negatively impacted in particular because their work was highly specialized and did not easily translate into other technical fields, such as the software engineering industry. The culture of Boeing was sometimes negatively impacted because the tight job market created the belief of “once a Boeing employee, always a Boeing employee.” Sometimes contempt and cynicism was felt when contracts were completed and layoffs began. This situation parallels to the “Rumors in a Vacuum” enemy of trust as described by Galford
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Final Exam - Caroline Herring BUS 530- Leadership and...

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