Decision-Making Process Discussion
According to Colangelo (1999), “Education and experience will teach you how far you can trust your intuition” (p. 26). Additionally, in his video interview, Mr. Colangelo shares his outlook on a variety of topics such as business ethics, personal integrity, and professional development. Describe any key takeaways you have as a result of watching the video. As an entrepreneur or business person who is responsible for making decisions that impact your organization both internally and externally, describe how you make decisions when they conflict with your ethics and instincts. What personal values and ethical standards do you consider most important when making decisions? Provide an example that you have experienced or observed that supports the idea of trusting your intuition and ethical beliefs.
In preparation for the SLP, make sure you have a thorough grasp of the terminology from the background materials including the main individual and organizational factors that lead to political behavior and the types of political behavior. Once you are comfortable with the terminology and concepts from the background materials, write a 2- to 3-page paper addressing the following issues:
Briefly describe a political battle that took place in your workplace. Explain who the main players were and what issues were at stake.
What individual and organizational factors led to this political battle? Refer to the background readings in your answer, and in particular pages 877-883 of Robbins (1997).
What types of political behaviors did the participants in this political battle exhibit? Be specific and use the types of political behaviors discussed on pages 297-301 of Luthans et al. (2015).
Do you think any of the participants behaved unethically during this political battle? Use the ethical framework discussed on pages 896-898 of Robbins (1997) to guide your answer.