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established in an organization with questionable leadership and communication. The NFL may find they have many reluctant stayers working for the organization that are looking for the first chance to leave when an opportunity presents itself. Impact of recent decision making by the NFLThe Ray Rice case has called into question the decision making of the Roger Goodell. Whether or not Goodell had the elevator video, Goodell still chose to quickly suspend Rice and move on to other league matters. Goodell exhibited one trait of the dark triad called narcissism, the tendency to be arrogant and have a grandiose sense of self-importance (Robbinsand Judge 2015). It seems as if Goodell thought his decision was fine and should have been widely excepted. An arrogant leader will continue to make brash and quick decisions that can have an immense impact on the organizations’ survival. This has shined an unwanted spotlight on Goodell’s office when it comes to handling matters of domestic violence. This is an issue that has been going on for a long time. Tyrone Thomas, a Washington Lawyer who advises sport cases, said the NFL has treated domestic violence as a back burner concern (Eder 2014). If an issue as important as domestic violence takes a back seat in the eyes of the NFL’s leaders what other major issues could they be placing less emphasis on? Goodell could have used a bounded rationality model to simplify the decision making when it came to suspended Rice and other players for domestic violence
Decision Making Effects on the Culture of the NFL 11issues. This was a gross miscalculation as all facts should have been considered and a much more informed and complete decision was called for in these cases. Since the emergence of the Ray Rice video the NFL and Roger Goodell’s office has made some reactive changes on how domestic violence is punished. The NFL has established a six-game unpaid ban for personnel who violate the league’s policy on domestic violence policy (Almsey 2014). This is great except for the fact it took much media scrutiny and public feedbackto get it done. Goodell has gone on record saying he didn’t get it right simply put and he has to do better and he will (New report 2014). This should have been a well-informed proactive decision not a reactive one that could have possibly not happened unless for the video being made public. Behavioral ethics analyze how people actually behave when confronted with ethical dilemmas ( Robbins and Judge 2015, pg. 171). Anyone involved in the dealings with the domestic violence cases throughout the NFL have to call into question if doing what the group decided was ethically sound and if it conflicted with their own ethical standards. This has placed unwanted stress and created a negative mood set. Employees’ emotional cognition has been affected as well as many are now forced to put up a false front in defense of the NFL and its handling of the situation. The work culture may now be filled with reluctant stayers exhibiting withdrawal and deviant workplace behavior.