The Ethics Of The New Employees

964 WordsApr 7, 20164 Pages
The role of the leaders is to influence their followers by demonstrating to them the behaviors and the boundaries that are set within the organization. Some of the appropriate and desired behaviors are nurtured through the company’s culture and socialization process of the new employees (Francesca, 2016). The new employees learn a lot of thing about the organization through watching their leaders in action. Therefore, when the leaders have failed to “walk the talk,” also, their juniors are likely to fall their steps and a culture of being unethical is born. A leader-follower ethics relationship should be a continuous process instead of a one-time intermittent event. Therefore, for the leaders to influence their followers to act ethically, they have first to communicate the ethical standards and continuously back up the same with real examples. This implies that writing a code of ethics is not just enough to step of indoctrinating ethics in the organization. As such, ethics should be inculcated early in every sphere of the organization life. Ethical leaders should be those people who do not tolerate instances of ethical lapses. Despite the spirited effort by leaders to curb instance of unethical behaviors, organizations are widely being reported to have high-profile corporate scandals. As practitioners and researchers are pondering what makes people behave unethically, leaders often come under scrutiny because of the role that they play in managing unethical behaviors in

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