Part 3: Being a Leader, and Applying your Proposed Code of Ethics
Parts 1 and 2 of this task took place in Week 4 and made up your Key Assignment Draft. In Part 1 of this task, you identified and described your chosen ethical issue. In Part 2, you put together a plan to address this type of issue going forward for your company. In Part 3, for your Key Assignment Final Draft, you are going to discuss the application of the code of ethics and the application of leadership principles to attempt to permanently resolve the issue you identified.
Having rules in place is only part of the solution in virtually every business setting. In addition to the rules, other items must also exist to maintain a business environment where ethical behavior is the norm. Every organization has a culture, and that culture plays a large role in how employees view ethics in the context of that business. The culture of an organization is in large part the result of the leadership in place in that organization. When leadership is discussed, concepts such as character, values, and integrity often make their way into the conversation. There are many different opinions regarding what makes a good leader, but most would agree that the direction of an organization is dependent in large part on the leadership in place.
For Part 3 of this assignment, you are to discuss the following:
- How the code of ethics you developed can be applied to deal with your chosen ethical issue
- How the character, values, and integrity of a leader can aid in making your proposed code of ethics more than just another document that employees acknowledge when they are hired, but instead make it a valued part of their everyday work lives for your fictional business
The deliverable length for Part 3 should be at least 600 words in length.
Please write your Key Assignment draft following APA formatting and citation rules.