Management Theory Of Cultural Relativism

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I ntroduction to Management (Semester 2, 2015) Name: Jordan Fulton Student ID: U3117574 Weighting: 30% Due Date 25 September, 2015 Management Theory Essay When it comes to ethics, many managers believe that ‘while in Rome, do as Romans’ - To what extent you agree or disagree with this viewpoint? Justify your answer by looking into the various ethical perspectives as outlined in the text. Management, the science of organizing, controlling and dividing labor to achieve a definitive goal. Often this goal is the maximization of efficiency and reduction of wasted time and money. An entity with a strong management basis, where senior employees are respected and followed will often be successful and profitable. According to BusinessDictionry.com “Management consists of the interlocking functions of creating corporate policy and organizing, planning, controlling, and directing an organization 's resources in order to achieve the objectives of that policy”. The notion of “While in Rome, do as Romans” follows the basic management theory of cultural relativism. It gives the manager the idea that regardless of your personal believe; anything is acceptable if your actions are culturally accepted. This notion calls into question a person’s ethical belief and highlights how much value they place on doing what is right. Ethics in the workplace can be a very controversial and uncomfortable subject t discuss among managers and employers.

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