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Creating an Ethical Culture 1. Is it possible for a corporation to recreate its corporate culture?

It is possible for a corporation to recreate its corporate culture. To recreate corporate culture the organization must focus more effort on building the right culture than on building a compliance infrastructure. (David Gebler, J.D., Creating an Ethical Culture) Corporate Culture is not something created by senior leadership. A culture is an objective picture of the organization; It is the sum total of all the collective values and behaviors of all employees, managers, and leaders. (David Gebler, J.D., Creating an Ethical Culture) It is important to know what motivates employees in the organization to understand cultural vulnerabilities that can lead to ethics issues. It is important for managers must be aware of how the values they demonstrate impact desired behaviors. To recreate corporate culture the organization must examine if managers and employees can demonstrate moral values such as respect. Employees must feel accountable for their actions and have a stake in the success of the organization to recreate the corporate culture. The culture risk assessment model, developed by Richard Barrett & Associates, provides comprehensive framework for measuring cultures by mapping values on a scale of seven elements. The culture risk assessment model is also used to measure the progress towards achieving corporate culture change. Using the seven elements in the culture risk assessment model, an organization must distinguish its values strengths and weaknesses; then it

. Creating an Ethical Culture) I believe that financial stability.can take steps to correct the problems with the current corporate culture. level one. accountability.D. To successfully recreate corporate culture the criteria of the ethics program must be outcomes based. The most successful organizations focus on the upper levels of consciousness. Lastly. and productivity. organizations need to remember that formal programs are guides to shape the culture. 2. Most organizations focus on the first three levels. The organization must gauge how all levels of employees perceive adherence to values by others within the company. All seven elements in the levels of an ethical organization are important. and quality level three. the common good. An organization must identify the key indicators of its culture. level . Culture should demonstrate moral values such as respect to be considered ethical. social responsibility level six. profit and growth level one. alignment level five. What specific elements do you think are essential in order to call a culture ethical ? Culture is ethical when an organization understands the full range of values and behaviors needed to meet its ethical standard goal. not opposite. pursuit of profit and stability is an important element. Systems and processes. (David Gebler. customer satisfaction level two. leading to learning and innovation level four. and sustainability level seven. efficiency. J. There are financial obligations that employees have which is why they pursue a job.

I believe that shared values guide decision-making which provides employees with a purpose and direction. Providing employees with financial stability helps support their obligations and responsibilities. and building a climate of trust. allowing organizations to align decision making around a set of shared values. shared values guide decision-making is an important element to clarify the intentions of the organization. level five. . giving the employees purpose and direction. Organizations that have a clear compliance system and process view internal controls as an opportunity to create better. level three. productivity and efficiency sets guidelines and standards for employees and managers to follow. Focusing on quality. productivity. Alignment. In my opinion level one. more efficient processes. and level five and the best three elements to focus on to achieve an ethical culture.three. and efficiency. compliance systems and processes is an important element because an organization focuses on quality.