Bp Management, Ethical And Social Behavior

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In the month of April 2010, Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing 11 workers and releasing oil from the well into an ocean. This paper will discuss BP management, ethical and social behavior. BP along with a few of its partners Transocean and Halliburton was involved in the gulf oil spill. The explosion of the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon was the root cause of the oil spill. This paper will focus on BP organization behavioral issues that caused the economic, environmental, and human losses. The research further focuses on what BP leadership could have done as a precautionary measure using highest ethics and management behavior.
BP Organization Culture
A unique set of principles, vision, and discipline drives corporate behavior and culture. Robbins and Judge (2014) describe culture as, “shared meaning held by the members” (p.465). The culture guides the employee motivation and their behavior towards customers and the external world. One of the management skills is supporting individual and team by understanding and communicating with them. Ability to analyze and diagnose complex scenario is also a management skill. Various levels of diversity bring rich skills to organization such as creativity, interpersonal views. BP leaders constantly demonstrated poor leadership qualities by acting the way they wanted. Displaying of one’s emotions in the workplace has greater impact on collaboration and productivity. Let us examine how BP culture contributed to the oil disaster.
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