Organizational Culture, Diversity, and Ethics
In this course, you will look at organizational culture and how it provides a company with its own workplace climate and personality. Organizational culture includes attitudes, values, and work styles which, when managed properly, can lead to a highly productive workforce. A diverse workforce brings together people from different backgrounds. Each individual brings his or her own experiences and expertise to the table. The blending of these backgrounds can enhance productivity by allowing for the free flow of new ideas and creativity. This course will explore the importance of a diverse workforce, and how managers can make the most of their employees’ individual knowledge and approaches in order to reach corporate goals.
This course will conclude with an exploration of business ethics in the modern-day workplace environment. An organization and its managers have duties – including legal and ethical responsibilities – that they must uphold as part of their service to their stakeholders, including investors, vendors, employees, and the communities in which the organization operates.
In this course we will explore the fundamentals of organizational culture. We’ll look at the dimensions of organizational cultures that you are likely to encounter in the workplace and why they matter. We’ll also explore how managers can measure, create and maintain cultures in their organization.
Finally, we’ll take a look at what happens if the culture has changed or needs to change. In recent years, many employers have embraced cultural diversity initiatives with an objective of creating create an all-inclusive workplace environment. Most analysts agree that a diverse workforce is a worthy aspiration. However, cultural diversity can give rise to ethical issues that can be challenging for managers and employees to resolve.
Completing this course should take you approximately 6 hours.
Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Understanding Organizational culture
- Understanding Organizational Diversity, and
- Understanding Organizational Ethics
SECTION 1: OVERVIEW OF CORPORATE CULTURE
SECTION 2: INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
SECTION 3: THE ROLE OF ETHICS AND NATIONAL CULTURE