This literature review examines organizational culture and ethics from the perspective of organizational design and structure.
Corporate culture has been defined as “a system of shared meaning held by members that distinguishes the organization from other organizations.” Because corporate culture is not written down, but more caught than taught from the founder’s traits and from the traits of people who are hired over time, leaders must shape what type of cultures their organizations have. Culture can be designed by determining which culture is the best culture for an organization, and how it impacts the motivation, productivity, leadership, management, and decision-making processes of an organization. Ethics can be structured by knowing why organizational ethics are need, by establishing an effective organizational ethical environment, and by determining if ethical officers, training, etc., is needed. Continue reading “Literature Review – Shaping Cultures and Ethics of Organizations”