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The Role of Shared Vision and Ethics in Building an Effective Learning Organization

Southern Journal of Business & Ethics, Vol. 2, pp. 133-142, 2010

Posted: 12 Mar 2012  

David Paroby

U.S. Army Reserves

Darin W. White

Samford University - Brock School of Business

Date Written: January 2010

Abstract

With the demise of companies such as Enron and WorldCom it is no surprise that a call for ethical leadership is in high demand. This paper elaborates on the need for establishing ethics within a structured hierarchical culture. First, we will elaborate on organizational culture. Next, the following paragraphs explore the relationship of ethics and its connection with an organization's shared vision. We examine the military, and specifically the United States Army, as an example of a successful, high performing organization because of its emphasis on ethics as a major part within its collaborative environment. We seek to demonstrate that once ethics is part of a shared vision, organizational culture will have accountability that will ensure ethical decision making.

Keywords: Ethics, learning organization, military hierarchy, shared vision

Suggested Citation

Paroby, David and White, Darin W., The Role of Shared Vision and Ethics in Building an Effective Learning Organization (January 2010). Southern Journal of Business & Ethics, Vol. 2, pp. 133-142, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2009937

David Paroby

U.S. Army Reserves ( email )

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Darin W. White (Contact Author)

Samford University - Brock School of Business ( email )

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Birmingham, AL 35229
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