There are five questions. Be sure to answer each part of each question. Most questions refer to one or more of our course readings
There are five questions. Be sure to answer each part of each question. Most questions refer to one or more of our course readings. Reread each referenced article or other material and draw explicitly from it in your response, demonstrating that you understand it.
Do take the time to present solid arguments. Polished prose is a plus!
USE the Eugenides The Great Experiment article for ALL questions. Some questions will also need other articles referenced that are listed with the question. Please refer to the downloads for the articles
2. As Epley and Kumar (2019) point out, “even well-meaning and well-informed people are more ethically malleable than one might guess” (p. 147). Epley and Kumar (2019) discuss four contextual factors that affect people’s behavior in organizations and therefore “need to be addressed when designing an ethical culture: explicit values, thoughts during judgment, incentives, and cultural norms” (p. 147). Account for Kendall’s behavior in terms of two of these factors.
Part B: (USE article Building an Ethical career-Kouchaki and Smith .docx)
3. Suppose that Kendall, before starting to work at Jimmy Dimon’s publishing house, had read and incorporated the advice of Kouchaki and Smith (2020). Which specific recommendations in their article could have prevented Kendall’s unethical behavior?
Part C: ( USE ARTICLE Craft a Career-Smith & Kouchaki .docx)
5. Crossan, Côte, and Virgin (2020) advise using character as a criterion for selecting leaders. Arguably, character is important not only for leaders, but for all members of organizations. Indeed, Smith and Kouchaki (2020) tell us to take advantage of opportunities in the workplace to develop our character.
a. To what extent would you attribute Kendall’s participation in the embezzlement to his character? Explain.
b. How can people strengthen their character to become less susceptible to contextual pressures? Explain
7. Haugh (2017) discusses “eight rationalizations most commonly used by those committing unethical and illegal acts within companies” (Haugh, 2017).
a. Which of these did Kendall use to rationalize what he did? Explain
b. What other rationalization(s) did he use? Explain
10. At the end of the story, Kendall learns that Dimon is far more alert and perceptive than he and Piasecki had thought. What do you think Kendall will do after getting off the phone with Dimon? Why? What do you think will happen to him? Do you think he deserves such an outcome? Why (not)?