The organizational and psychological factors that influence (un)ethical behavior in organizations.

Tasks
To complete this assignment, you need to:
• Carefully go over my class notes and the readings/materials available in the “Readings” section in the course menu and within individual learning modules.
• After doing so, you need to answer each of the following seven (7) questions.

  1. What are some of the organizational (e.g., structure, culture, leadership, ethics programs) and psychological factors that influence (un)ethical behavior in organizations?
    Key: to answer this question, you need to draw from course readings/materials for Weeks 6, 7, 10 and 11.
  2. What are the normative foundations (e.g., public service values—see Molina & McKeown— and the law) of public service ethics?
    Key: to answer this question, you need to draw from course readings/materials for Weeks 9.
  3. How can ethical public organizations be developed and sustained (e.g., developing an ethical culture, addressing the organizational structure, having ethical leaders, implementing ethics programs, providing ethics training, developing a code of ethics)?
    Key: to answer this question, you need to draw from course readings/materials for Week 9 (Asencio, Byrne, & Mujkic; Menzel; Van Montfort, Beck, & Twijnstra), Week 10 (all assigned readings), and Week 11 (all assigned readings).
  4. Compare and contrast deontological and teleological approaches to ethical action and explain which approach you favor and why?
    Key: to answer this question, you need to draw from course readings/materials for Week 2.
  5. Compare and contrast ethical decision making models and explain which model you favor and why?
    Key: to answer this question, you need to draw from course readings/materials for Week 3 (all assigned and recommended readings).
  6. Is engaging in guerrilla government—as discussed by Rosemary O’Leary—a plausible solution to the ethical challenge public administrators face in a technical-rational culture—as discussed by Guy Adams and Danny Balfour?
    Key: to answer this question, you need to draw from course readings/materials for Weeks 7 and 8 (all assigned readings/videos).
  7. Why is it important to practice ethical public administration?

Key: to answer this question, you need to draw from course readings/materials for Weeks 2, 6 and 10.

You need to include each of the questions that you are answering (in bold) before each of your answers (not in bold). Please do not include all the questions together and then answer all of them in one answer.
• In your answers, you need to include references to the aforementioned readings/materials (including my class notes and articles).
• You need to ensure that your in-text references in your answers and full references in the references list are formatted following APA guidelines.
• After writing your answers, you need to carefully proofread them. Your focus needs to be on addressing all grammar, syntax, and punctuation errors.
• Before submitting your answers, ensure that each one of them is no less than 600 words in length (not counting the question). Please include your answers’ word count after each one of them under the sub-heading “Word Count.” Also, include a word count for your opinion/experience after each answer under the sub-heading “Opinion/Experience Word Count.”
• You need to ensure that your assignment is formatted following APA guidelines.
• You need to ensure that your assignment includes the following elements:
1) One title page only
2) Each of the questions asked (in bold) before each of your answers (not in bold)
3) Each of your answers
4) One reference list only
• After carefully doing the aforementioned, you are now ready to submit your answers.
Grading Rubric
You will receive four (4) points for meeting the following performance criteria (for a total of 40 points):
Level of Achievement
A (4.0) Exceptional demonstration of skills
B (3.2) Clearly demonstrates a pattern of skills
C (2.4) Evidence of a developing pattern of skills
Evaluation Criteria and Expectations

  1. Accuracy: Each answer accurately addresses each of the questions asked.
  2. Thoroughness: Each answer demonstrates extensive, in depth knowledge of ethics issues.
  3. Clarity and expression: Each answer is clear and easy to follow. Paragraphs within answers include short topic sentences and clear transitions to tie paragraphs together.
  4. Summary: Each answer concisely and accurately summarizes key concepts, theories, themes, issues, and ideas raised in the assigned readings/materials.
  5. Paraphrasing: Each answer avoids quoting directly from the assigned readings/materials and expresses what is written in them using different words. In doing so, proper credit is given to the author(s) by including references.
  6. Opinion and experience: Each answer includes the student’s personal opinion (in no more than 75-100 words per answer) supported by an example(s) from the student’s own professional experience or from recent developments in the public sector (in no more than 100-150 words per answer).
  7. Length: Each answer is no less than 600 words in length. Word count for (1) each answer (including opinion/experience discussion) and for (2) each opinion/experience discussion within each answer is included at the end of each answer under the headings “Total Word Count” and “Opinion/Experience Word Count” (in bold).
  8. APA style: the assignment is formatted following APA guidelines and includes the following elements:
    a. One title page only with Running head: ALL CAPS TITLE
    b. Each page header has the title in all caps
    c. Entire document is double spaced
    d. Use of Times New Roman 12pt font
    e. Spaces before and after paragraphs set to zero—please watch this video
    f. 1-inch margins on all aides
    g. First sentence of each paragraph is indented (5-7 spaces or one tab stop)
    h. Each page footer has a page number
    i. Citations in the body of the paper formatted following APA guidelines
    j. All sources cited also appear in the “References” list
    k. Each question asked (in bold) before each answer (not in bold)
    l. One reference list only with all sources listed in the answers included
  9. Language: Each answer includes well-polished and professional language appropriate for academic writing. Answer avoid colloquialism, contractions (e.g., I’m, I’ve), metaphors, subjective words, passive voice, long sentences/paragraphs.
  10. Proofing: Each answer includes no grammar, syntax, or punctuation errors.
    Note: Each of your answers needs to be no less than 600 words in length.