Svara (2015) in Chapters 7-9 covers vital information regarding ethics. Chapter 7 focuses on ethical problem solving. Chapters 8 and 9 discuss whistleblowing and organizational behavior. These are vital elements for any organization if the organization is to operate ethically, responsibly, and effectively. Though taken out of chapter order, whistleblowing can provide essential information in order to solve problems. After all, true information is needed in order to engage in an effective decision. For all of this to succeed it should be housed in an organization that behaves ethically. This also fits well into a primary topic of Van Wart (2017), Chapter 4: Transformational Leadership. Organizations that can transform also have the ability to absorb information effectively. Effectiveness is improved with accurate data and accurate data is true data. An important key to success is the ability of an organization to systematize all of the elements found above in the readings: transformative organization, whistleblowing (conflict), and problem solving.
There is a great deal that can be stated about the schematic, but the main point for us in this discussion is that this provides a model for systematizing conflict. Collaboration is a norm that straddles the organization’s overt consciousness and has also embedded in the organization’s passive subconscious to the point that it has become both a demonstrable and unspoken norm. Constant collaboration and all that this entails in ethical and organizational relations has itself become the stimulus. This lays the foundation for a culture that absorbs conflict and whistleblowing as a norm for organizational growth. In fact, whistleblowing in its truest sense is rarely needed in such a culture. Now to the discussion prompt. Have you been involved with or seen an organization that mostly does this right? If so, discuss what is mostly being done right in the areas of organizational culture (transformation), whistleblowing (conflict), and problem solving. If you cannot provide a good example, please discuss what might be missing in an organization you have been involved with or have seen. Please use the assigned course material this week to support your response. (The video provides additional information about transformational leadership.)