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Felix Zamarripa

Ethics 3322

ORGL 3322 Ethics I


Statement on Organizational Ethics

Felix Zamarripa
Ethics 3322

Statement on Organizational Ethics


I define ethics as the set of values and principles that guide my decisionmaking abilities concerning the well-being of my subordinates, peers, leaders,
and organization. I believe that my values, virtues, and personal convictions fit
and complement an organization whose mission involves ethical decisionmaking. I am a responsible, trustworthy and honest leader and follower who
has succeeded in my previous leadership roles. During my experience as a
leader, organizational ethics played an essential role in defining the ethical
culture of the organization with its stakeholders.
The ethical theory to which I abide to consists of doing what is right
despite the consequences; Kants Categorical Imperative states that individuals
should do what is morally right disregarding the consequences. Moral acts
require for individuals to know the difference between right or wrong behaviors.
The litmus test for understanding if a decision is moral is to ask ourselves the
question would I want everybody to make the same decision I made? if yes,
then it is right; if not, then the decision is wrong. Behaviors such as respecting
people, honoring our commitments, and being kind are virtues, which serve to
protect the inherent dignity of every individual.
I came to possess my ethical theory of Kants Categorical Imperative
early on due to the influence of a mentor that I had for the first 10 years of my
professional career. My mentor had a high degree of being true and behaving
responsibly because he felt a moral duty. My mentor also instilled this
characteristic in his subordinates. My mentor faithfully practiced obeying duties

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and seemed to always make decisions that were moral. He always ensured that
everyone within the organization was well informed of their responsibilities and
made sure that employees were never coerced or threatened.
My personal ethics drive my behaviors and guide me towards making the
right ethical decisions. My interactions within and outside the organization are
conducive to my ethical principles. I am determined to follow my ethical
principles especially among those that might have different perspectives. My
personal ethics are the principles to my behaviors and as a leader I realize that
they play an important part in fulfilling the duties of the position. I believe that
my personal ethics positively influence my behavior. I enjoy having an ethical
structure in which it is my moral duty to do what is morally right despite the
consequences.
Implementing an ethical culture in the organization requires that
everyone understands what is moral within the organization. The process of
implementing an ethical culture consists of the following. First, I would start
with an ethical diagnosis to determine the current condition of the
organization. Second, I would make sure that the organization has engaged
leadership since they will be responsible for shaping the organization. Third, I
would implement the targeted socialization process which helps employees
learn their individual roles while learning about the organizations culture.
Fourth, I would ensure that employees receive continued training on ethics in
an effort to increase the moral sensitivity. Finally, I would proceed to implement

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formal and informal cultural elements in an effort to achieve becoming an


ethically- transformed organization.
Staying true to my personal ethics means that I will perform moral acts
because it is my duty and I will do what is morally right no matter what the
consequences are. Also, I will respect others whether my duty is of a follower or
a leader. Honoring commitments, doing my job to the best of my ability, and
ensuring that the organization has an ethical culture is the commitment that I
am willing to offer to your organization.
Sincerely
Felix Zamarripa