Leaders, values, and organizational climate:examining leadership strategies for establishing an organizational climate regarding ethics

Grojean, Michael W.; Resick, Christian J.; Dickson, Marcus W. and Smith, D. Brent (2004). Leaders, values, and organizational climate:examining leadership strategies for establishing an organizational climate regarding ethics. Journal of Business Ethics, 55 (3), pp. 223-241.

Abstract

This paper examines the critical role that organizational leaders play in establishing a values based climate. We discuss seven mechanisms by which leaders convey the importance of ethical values to members, and establish the expectations regarding ethical conduct that become engrained in the organization's climate. We also suggest that leaders at different organizational levels rely on different mechanisms to transmit values and expectations. These mechanisms then influence members' practices and expectations, further increase the salience of ethical values and result in the shared perceptions that form the organization's climate. The paper is organized in three parts. Part one begins with a brief discussion of climates regarding ethics and the critical role of values. Part two provides discussion on the mechanisms by which leaders and members transmit values and create climates related to ethics. Part three provides a discussion of these concepts with implications for theory, research, and practice.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-004-1275-5
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Aston Business School
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Uncontrolled Keywords: ethical climate,leadership,values,Business and International Management,Economics and Econometrics,Business, Management and Accounting(all)
Published Date: 2004-12

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