Organizational Philosophies and Technology

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Organizational Philosophies and Technology
TEC/401

Organizational Philosophies and Technology Innovations in technology create opportunities as well as challenges for businesses. Organizations continually pursue business standards that support a connection between the fundamentals of the business operations and its ethical obligations. Furthermore, this student will analyze how setting and managing ethical standards using technology influences company’s’ culture, work environment structure, and in what way company’s culture is affected by operating technology to accomplish human resources functions. Setting and Managing Ethical Standards Ethical standards are values that endorse shared values such as kindness, trust, social responsibility, and fairness. For example, in the opening statement in the General Dynamic Standards of Business Ethics and Conduct guide Daniel Johnson President General Dynamics states, “General Dynamics Information Technology is strongly committed to adhering to certain principles of ethical standards and practices. We expect not only General Dynamics employees, but also our partners in business, to abide by these same ethical standards and practices. Please read this booklet carefully as it sets forth the high standards and principles we feel are important in doing business with our company. Be aware that the high standards we are committed to upholding are the same principles that we expect your company and employees to adhere to when doing business with General Dynamics. We believe it is in our mutual interest to foster a relationship built upon common dedication to excellence supported by mutual respect and adherence to applicable standards of business conduct” (Daniel Johnson, 2007, p. 2). Information Technology Ethical standards influence business relations, operations, and profitability. Each organization…...

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