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Question 2.3 The High Cost of Organizational Change
What are the most prudent decisions Avionics Inc. can make about its responsibilities to
itself and others?
In the case of the VP of Avionics, Inc. suggesting that the researcher should alter the
results of his study in order for the company to be seen in a better light by its employees,
Avionics, Inc. should immediately address this textbook example of unethical behavior. These
unethical actions could be attributed to the VP as an individual, but the resulting bad press would
include the company’s name in the headlines.
Avionics, Inc. has a responsibility to its consumers, stakeholders, and employees to abide
by ethical business practices and to establish guidelines in order to ensure they are conducting
business with integrity. Research conducted by Clegg, Kornberger, and Rhodes has shown that
while defining ethics can sometimes be a gray area, we cannot “forsake the cognitive categories
and moral principles that we cannot live without, such as right and wrong or equality and justice
(2006).
The Bible also teaches us how ethical decisions should dictate how we behave both in our
personal and professional lives. In Proverbs 13:11 we are told that “wealth obtained by fraud
dwindles, but the one who gathers by labor increases it” (NASB). This verse integrates the
concept of ethical behavior by showing that those who strive to make good decisions and are
devoted to hard work will be better off in the end, as opposed to those who choose to cut corners
and use deception to try and get ahead.
Avionics, Inc. could benefit as a company by incorporating the research by Clegg,
Kornberger, and Rhodes as well as the what the word of God teaches in Proverbs 13:11 into their
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business practices. Implementing a code of ethics and mission statement could possibly serve as
a guideline of ethical behavior to all employees. Furthermore, beginning to utilize employee
surveys to gather complaints and working to improve working conditions could prove to
employees that Avionics, Inc. is determined to improve employee relations and provide a better
working environment for them.
What are the implications of those decisions even if there is no violation of law or
regulation?
The implications that could arise from the decisions of the VP of Avionics, Inc. could
cause a very negative impact to the company as a whole. Regardless if any laws or regulations
were infringed, the employees of Avionics, Inc. are already disgruntled and feel that their needs
are not being met. If it became known that the VP of the company attempted to alter the results
of research meant to benefit employees just to put the company in a better light, especially after
stating that the employee’s complaints were just from a small percentage, it would cause an even
greater divide between the employees and Avionics, Inc.
An article by Ryan Eammon backs up the notion that the company would eventually
collapse if it continued to act unethically by stating that “while economic activity can actually be
stimulated by elements of corruption, in the long term this is unsustainable” (2018). Whatever
short term upsurges the company may see from going through with unethical deals would soon
fade, and would be countered with an even more infuriated work force.
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References
Clegg, S., Kornberger, M., & Rhodes, C. (2006). Business ethics as practice. British Journal of
Management. Vol 18, p 107-122. Retrieved from https://onlinelibrary-wiley-
com.ezproxy.liberty.edu/doi/full/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2006.00493.x
Proverbs 13:11. New American Standard Bible.
Ryan, E. (2018). The profit in business ethics. Accountancy SA, , 40-42. Retrieved from
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com.ezproxy.liberty.edu/docview/2012896100/fulltext/D079378A2DAB4C2BPQ/1?acco
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Question 2.3 – The High Cost of Organizational Change What are the most prudent decisions Avionics Inc. can make about its responsibilities to itself and others? In the case of the VP of Avionics, Inc. suggesting that the researcher should alter the results of his study in order for the company to be seen in a better light by its employees, Avionics, Inc. should immediately address this textbook example of unethical behavior. These unethical actions could be attributed to the VP as an individual, but the resulting bad press would include the company’s name in the headlines. Avionics, Inc. has a responsibility to its consumers, stakeholders, and employees to abide by ethical business practices and to establish guidelines in order to ensure they are conducting business with integrity. Research conducted by Clegg, Kornberger, and Rhodes has shown that while defining ethics can sometimes be a gray area, we cannot “forsake the cognitive categories and moral principles that we cannot live without, such as right and wrong or equality and justice” (2006). The Bible also teaches us how ethical decisions should dictate how we behave both in our personal and professional lives. In Proverbs 13:11 we are told that “wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, but the one who gathers by labor increases it” (NASB). This verse integrates the concept of ethical behavior by showing that those who strive to make good decisions and are devoted to hard work will be better off in the end, as opposed to those who choose to cut corners and use deception to try and get ahead. Avionics, Inc. could benefit as a company by incorporating the research by Clegg, Kornberger, and Rhodes as well as the what the word of God teaches in Proverbs 13:11 into their business practices. Implementing a code of ethics and mission statement could possibly serve as a guideline of ethical behavior to all employees. Furthermore, beginning to utilize employee surveys to gather complaints and working to improve working conditions could prove to employees that Avionics, Inc. is determined to improve employee relations and provide a better working environment for them. What are the implications of those decisions even if there is no violation of law or regulation? The implications that could arise from the decisions of the VP of Avionics, Inc. could cause a very negative impact to the company as a whole. Regardless if any laws or regulations were infringed, the employees of Avionics, Inc. are already disgruntled and feel that their needs are not being met. If it became known that the VP of the company attempted to alter the results of research meant to benefit employees just to put the company in a better light, especially after stating that the employee’s complaints were just from a small percentage, it would cause an even greater divide between the employees and Avionics, Inc. An article by Ryan Eammon backs up the notion that the company would eventually collapse if it continued to act unethically by stating that “while economic activity can actually be stimulated by elements of corruption, in the long term this is unsustainable” (2018). Whatever short term upsurges the company may see from going through with unethical deals would soon fade, and would be countered with an even more infuriated work force. References Clegg, S., Kornberger, M., & Rhodes, C. (2006). Business ethics as practice. British Journal of Management. Vol 18, p 107-122. Retrieved from https://onlinelibrary-wileycom.ezproxy.liberty.edu/doi/full/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2006.00493.x Proverbs 13:11. New American Standard Bible. Ryan, E. (2018). The profit in business ethics. Accountancy SA, , 40-42. Retrieved from https://search-proquestcom.ezproxy.liberty.edu/docview/2012896100/fulltext/D079378A2DAB4C2BPQ/1?acco untid=12085 Name: Description: ...
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