This is an analysis of an organizational communication and ethics and a proposal of internal and communication improvements. Apply this analysis to ethical behavior and social responsibility in the organization.
Communication and ethics – organizational internal and external communications
Firstly, identify what organizational communication and ethics is all about. Then, consider that your manager (or one you’re familiar with) was asked to review the organization’s approach to communication. In addition to communication approach include ethics. The manager asked you to help by conducting an analysis of the organization’s internal and external communications. Ethical behavior and social responsibility are included as well. Very importantly, the manager asked for proposed improvements associated with the analysis.
Secondly, focus on the company for which you work is evolving Examine this company’s communications related to ethical behavior within the company as well as its corporate social responsibility. Then, research and document the organization’s internal and external communications. Some of the examples include mission statements, credos, et cetera, in regard to its values and ethics.
Analysis and proposal
Thirdly, complete the following questions:
- Analyze how the company’s internal communications help support ethical behavior. This should be within the company. Describe the potential impact on employee behavior. Examples of ethical behavior include embracing diversity and protecting confidential corporate data and private data.
- Analyze how the company’s external communications reflect its commitment to social responsibility. Describe the potential impact on public perception. Examples of social responsibility include indicators such as dedication to community service, compassion for the disadvantaged, commitment to charitable giving, and concern for the environment.
Fourthly, propose the following improvements:
- Propose potential improvements to internal communications that would help increase ethical behavior in the company. Justify those improvements based upon identified weaknesses or opportunities of current communications.
- Propose potential improvements to the external communications. How would that help bolster the company’s public perception as a socially responsible company. Then, justify those improvements based upon identified weaknesses or opportunities of current communications.
Lastly, your analysis and proposed improvements should be well organized and written in clear, succinct language. Follow APA rules for attributing sources that support your analysis and conclusions.