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Develop a response to the following questions about “Case 21: Dilemma at Devil’s Den”: Describe the Culture at Devils Den?
This case deals primarily with ethics and the individual's personal system and the way it affects his or her perceptions and actions. It also looks at rewards and punishments and their influence on behavior. The culture is very shady. They have employees stealing food, friends stealing, and no management in place. Susan is having a dilemma because she is a moral, ethical person who feels uncomfortable with the current work environment. While she did mention some of the problems with theft to one of her student managers, Mack, she feels that he halfheartedly yielded her complaints. Identify and discuss the drivers of unethical behavior at the Devil’s Den.

Referring to the strategy execution of the management team is poorly structured and they have failed to make a team with an experience background and technical skills. Because of the low wages, the personnel that they choose are students who can work inconvenient hours without saying anything. There are no rules and strict guidelines. Employees cannot from their own have boundaries. When they don’t have the appropriate supervision and they can do whatever they want. Susan witness employees taken food off the premises that hasn't been paid for. Discuss how the organization may go about changing its ethical standards?

First, the company must recruit and retain quality employees. Engaged, happy employees offer a competitive advantage and can lead to improved efficiencies and higher profits. The company should provide written policies and procedures to incoming managers in order to avoid confusion and to aid in the cohesiveness of the work unit. Managers should display ethical behavior at all times and use punishment and rewards more consistently and effectively. The case also raises questions of a company's ethics and responsibility for creating, or allowing, a climate that tolerates at...
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