Ethics in Organizational Development establishes a more functional and effective workplace. In this article, we discuss the integration of ethics in organization development by explaining the organizational development of ethics model. Also, well explain the OD practitioners
Stage 1: Amoral
Maximum profitability at all costs.
- Owners and managers are key stakeholders.
- Pressure to make decisions that result in max profit
Stage 2: Legalistic
- The legalistic philosophy is the law is ethical
- But what is legal is not always ethical?
Stage 3: Responsive
The responsive stage seeks ways to help the local community.
- Recognizes socially responsible behavior is in the best economic interest of the organization.
- For example, community
involvmentwould include churches, scholarships, parks, charity, sponsorships, events, and youth.
Stage 4: Emerging Ethical
Seeks balance between ethics and profit
- The Organization has ethical artifacts such as codes and ethics committees
- A code of ethics are principles used to guide
organizationin decisions, programs, and policies.
- A balance will create moral and minimize unethical behavior for profit.
Stage 5: Developed Ethical
Driven by careful thought out principles.
- The following are examples of developed ethics: Leadership Stakeholders, Established Policy, Proper Training, Community Relations, Ethical Marketing
andMission. In addition, organizations should be or be developing strategies to be operating atstage 5.
Organizational change is applicable to the development of ethical standards. For example, we are able to distinguish this moral development by accessing the culture. In addition, different stages of ethics in organizational development will call for more awareness of