In this assignment you will be asked to review Chapter 4, the final chapter of Terrisâ€™ book, and to spend some time applying your critical thinking skills in evaluating Lockheed Martinâ€™s efforts.
- What do you think about the notion presented by Terris that Lockheed’s ethics program does little to prevent ethical breaches at the highest level of the organization?
- Are the efforts put forthâ€”such as making sure higher level executives participate in trainingâ€”enough to help executives navigate what Terris calls the ‘ethical minefield’ faced by leadership in such an organization?
- What are some things that could be done to address the issue related to ethics at higher executive levels of the organization?
- Terris points out that the company’s program is overly focused on individuals and that it doesn’t really address group dynamics that can impact ethical situations. For instance, there can be a tendency for groups to â€˜go with the flowâ€™ of the group decision making process and overlook ethical issues in the process. What would you recommend that Lockheed Martin do to address this situation?
(Hint: reviewing p. 128 and the following pages â€“ before section headed â€œPersonal Responsibility, Collective Innocenceâ€ – of the text might be helpful).
Write a 4- to 5-page paper, not including title page or references page addressing the issue and upload it by the end of this module.
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.
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