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Describe and analyze the belief system that serves as the foundation for your organization’s culture. Describe and analyze the belief systems for two or three people with whom you work. Where can you find “a common ground for doing business” (see Chapter 1 of Ruddell’s book) with the organization and/or individuals based on your own standards?

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 Classmate 1

 A foundation for my organizations culture has been built by Blaine McCorkle the head coach of the Belhaven University football team. For our belief sytems are tied with the beliefs of the University itself. One of the most commonly seen statements around campus and also tied with the football team is “To serve, not to be served.” This is a quote from the Bible that serves as our foundation for we are taught that is more important to put others needs before our own. This is a huge component in our team and most of the sports teams around campus because so many players focus on their own wants versus what is better for the team as a whole. 

In our belief system our organization believes in valuing honesty and hard working as the two main aspect in our program. From this point of view, we make sure that everyone in our program are always on the same page about how things should be done. We believe that if you see one of us, you see all of us. Meaning that wherever you go you are a representation of the team. Coach Mckorkle is a strong coach and he likes his program ran a certain way,  we all follow him to build a strong culture around the athletics of our university as a whole. He can also be lenient as well, meaning our common ground for doing business is our Leadership Council. This consist of all of the captains and two players from both sides of the ball from each class, we use this as a voice for our teammates to be able to voice our opinion to Coach Mckorkle and he takes it in consideration. 

Classmate 2

The belief system that serves as the foundation for my organization’s culture is utilitarianism.  Utilitarianism involves the belief that moral decisions are based upon the best action that will benefit the most people (Rae & Wong, 2012).  Its focus is on cost-benefit analysis whereby moral decisions are determined by actions that produce the most beneficial consequences for the largest number of people.  Utilitarianism will typically sacrifice a group of people for the betterment of the organization.  

Ethical egoism is the belief system for one of my colleagues.  Everything he does is based on how it will advance his career.  He never has any qualms regarding any of his actions or decisions.  He is always confident that his actions are right, so long as they benefit himself.  He is very self-servient.  

Emotivism is the belief system for another one of my colleagues.  Her decisions are subjective.  They are grounded in her feelings.  Her moral decision-making process is based upon her preferences.  She does not view her decisions as being right or wrong.  She views them as just being her decisions.  She strikes me as being rather nonchalant.  

I believe that a common ground can be found with my organization and two colleagues if I were to develop a clear understanding of their ethics, as well as of my own (Ruddell, 2014).  However, understanding their ethics does not mean that I must agree with them.  A common ground can be established as long as I am able to acknowledge and respect their ethics without compromising my own.  “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin” (King James Bible, 1769/2017, James 4:17).


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