On p. 83 Terris discusses the company’s ethics code. Why the code is considered important to the company’s ethics program?

As you can see by your reading, a lot of energy goes into the implementation of an organizational ethics program. And Lockheed Martin has clearly allotted considerable resources to assuring their program is successful. In this assignment we’ll be focusing on what the company did to ensure the implementation of a successful program that was flexible enough to accommodate the changing needs of the organization.

Assignment

Address the following questions:

  1. On p. 83 Terris discusses the company’s ethics code.  Why the code is considered important to the company’s ethics program?
  2. Discuss the importance of ethics training and employee involvement.  What are some of the things Lockheed does to make the training process interesting and worthwhile?
  3. How does Lockheed measure success with respect to ethics in the workplace?
  4. What are some of the things Lockheed does at the operational level to make their ethics program work?

Expectations

Write a 3- to 4-page paper, not including title page or references page, addressing the issues/questions.

Your paper should be double-spaced and in 12-point type size.

Your paper should have a separate cover page and a separate reference page.  Make sure you cite your sources.

Use APA style, and proofread your paper.

Required reading/references:

Terris, D. (2013). Chapter 3: Peeling back the onion. In Ethics at work: Creating virtue at an American corporation. Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library (ProQuest Ebook Central). Read pages 76-116.

Gnazzo, P. J. (2011). The chief ethics and compliance officer: A test of endurance. Business & Society Review (00453609), 116(4). Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.

Mihelic, K. K., Lipicnik, B., & Tekavcic, M., (2010). Ethical leadership. International Journal of Management and Information Systems, 14(5), 31-41. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.

Oates, V., & Dalmau, T. (2013). Instilling ethical leadership. Accountancy SA, 38-41. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.

Cavico, F. J., & Mujtaba, B. G. (2017). Wells Fargo’s fake accounts scandal and its legal and ethical implications for management. S.A.M. Advanced Management Journal, 82(2), 4-19.

Venezia, C. C., Venezia, G., Cavico, F. J., & Mujtaba, B. G. (2011). Is ethics education necessary? A comparative study of moral cognizance in Taiwan and the United States. The International Business & Economics Research Journal, 10(3), 17-28.

The following tutorial provides detailed information that can be applied to the topics of this course. There are a number of videos and lessons on ethics.

 

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