BUS 250 Week 2 Assignment Case Study Alcoa's Core Values in Practice

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Case Study: Alcoa's Core Values in Practice Read theAlcoa's Core Values in PracticeDiscussion Case at the end of Chapter 5 in your text. In one to two double-spaced pages, supported by evidence from your text and from other research, answer the following questions: How would you classify Alcoa’s ethical work climate? Which ethical criterion, as shown in Figure 5.1, was used by the company: egoism (self-centered), benevolence (concern for others), or principles (integrity approach)? What role did top management commitment play in developing the ethical work climate and organizational performance seen at Alcoa? What other ethical safeguards are mentioned in the case to support the company’s efforts at developing a strong ethical culture? Submit to your instructor no later than day 7 (Monday). Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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Read the Alcoas Core Values in Practice Discussion Case at the end of Chapter 5 inyour text. In one to two double-spaced pages, supported by evidence in your text andfrom other research, answer the following questions:a. How would you classify Alcoas ethical work climate? Which ethical criterion, asshown in Figure 5.1, was used by the company: egoism (self-centered), benevolence(concern for others), or principles (integrity approach)?b. What role did top management commitment play in developing the ethical workclimate and organizational performance seen at Alcoa? What other ethicalsafeguards are mentioned in the case to support the companys efforts at developinga strong ethical culture?It used to be known as Pittsburgh Reduction Company; the Aluminum Company ofAmerica (Alcoa) started in 1907 in Pittsburgh and had a good start as a company withmorals and values for its employees. The company ensure that all of its employees aretransparent and doing their job with integrity as they follow the values that the companywants them to possess. Alcoa have core values and they started having it in black and whitein 1985 allowing all of their employees to be aware of the values that the company wants toinstill. Alcoa is known to be pro employees and the values they have are there to ensure theneeds of the employees as well as the needs of the customers are met in a timely mannerwithout sacrificing the quality of the service the company provides. The compa

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