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Ethics and the Organisation: Pervasive Best Practice

  • Barry G. BlundellEmail author
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Abstract

Unfortunately there are many commercial organisations that are primarily (if not solely) driven by a wish to maximise profit whilst at the same time operating in ways which do not directly contravene minimum legal requirements, and do not attract adverse media attention. In such instances, any adherence to an ethical framework is likely to be purely coincidental. However it has been repeatedly demonstrated that the infusion of ethically desirable practices across all aspects of an organisation’s operations and culture can be highly beneficial to stakeholders at all levels. Here we consider why so many organisations have difficulty in providing and promoting truly dynamic ethical leadership. What are the characteristics of the ethical leader, what are his/her motivations, and why does the infusion of ethical standards into an organisation represent the enlightened hallmark of best practice?

Keywords

Ethics and the organisation  Leadership styles Inspired leadership CEO and ethics Ethical leadership Ethics and technical skills Ethical conduct in workplace Advantage of ethical conduct Winning organisations DC10 crash Paris  

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ManchesterUK

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