explain how the organizational cultures influence the decision making related to ethics in your chosen case

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To prepare for this Discussion, review this week’s resources. Select one of the following cases: Guantanamo (McNeal, 2010) or the Exxon Valdez (Kurtz, 2003). Then, consider the following:

  1. How did organizational culture influence ethical decision making?
  2. What are the ethical issues?
  3. What are the issues facing the decision makers?
  4. How did the organizational culture influence decision making?
  5. What did you learn from this case that you can use as a public administrator?
  6. What, if anything, does the case have in common with the 2013 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal over IRS audits of conservative nonprofit agencies?
  7. To what extent does attention by the American public media influence ethical decision making of public and nonprofit public administrators? Do you think that such media exposure should determine administrative decisions?

Post a brief description of your chosen case. Identify the ethical issues within the case. Then, explain how the organizational cultures influence the decision making related to ethics in your chosen case. Finally, suggest two strategies that public administrators might use to promote an ethical organizational culture.

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henryprofessor
School: Carnegie Mellon University

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How organizational Culture Influenced Ethical Decision making - Outline
Thesis Statement: The primacy of organizational culture in the modern world cannot be
overlooked due to its high influence on the primal activities executed by all entities, including
the decision making process as well as operations. It is the organizational culture that defines
how actions are executed in the organization as well as how decisions are made and
implemented. As such, the Exxon Valdez oil spill case illustrated carious implications of
organizational culture on ethical decision making
I.
II.

The Ethical Issues
Issues Facing the Decision Makers

III.

Influence of American Public Media

IV.

Lessons from the case as a Public Administrator

V.

How the Organizational Culture Affected Decision Making


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Exxon Valdez
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EXXON VALDEZ

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Exxon Valdez
How organizational Culture Influenced Ethical Decision making
The primacy of organizational culture in the modern world cannot be overlooked due to
its high influence on the primal activities executed by all entities, including the decision-making
process as well as operations. It is the organizational culture that defines how actions are
executed in the organization as well as how decisions are made and implemented. As such, the
Exxon Valdez oil spill case illustrated carious implications of organizational culture on ethical
decision making (Kurtz, 2003). First and foremost, the fact that the diversion from the traffic
separation scheme into the inbound lane in case there was no conflicting traffic was an arbitrary
decision by captain Hazelwood, implying an awkward organizational culture where critical
decisions could be made arbitrarily by an individual. The presence of the Valdez Traffic Control
center and...

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