The Responsibility Project
Ethical principles can be used to address organizational issues in many ways. In recent years, the media spotlight has focused on serious ethical lapses in every type of organization. As workers, it is important that we care about ethics as most of us work for ethical organizations. Most important, we as individuals must care about ethics, regardless of what kind of job we hold. It is important that we feel good about ourselves and the work we do. Organizations must care about ethics because workers depend on them to help define the boundaries of acceptable and unacceptable behavior. Organizations may be interested in being ethical in order to avoid criminal liability or bad reputation, or they may be interested in being ethical because the human beings who run them believe it’s the right thing to do and want to be part of a fair and just environment. Ethical lapses can cost an organization dearly in shattered customer confidence, increased government regulation, and huge fines. In some industries, companies have joined together in voluntary efforts to promote ethical conduct among organizations in the industry (Trevino & Nelson , 2007).
The short film that I have selected that addresses’ organizational issues is “Prodigy”, http://sharerp.com/73. This film is about a talented teen named Isaiah who must decide between a future as a rich athlete or happy musician.
The issues in this film are important because this young man’s future and the future of the college he chooses depends on the choices he makes.
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Isaiah’s mother is deceased and he was raised by his father and grandfather in New Orleans. From a very young age Isaiah became a good athlete and musician. He played basketball with his father all the time and continued playing basketball all the way through high...