Before ethical leadership practices can be improved, you must understand the history of organizational ethics. What does it mean to be an ethical organization? What must be done to not only become an ethical organization but also maintain an ethical culture? Before you can understand the present and move toward the future, you must have a firm understanding of history.
Exploring important dates and the evolution of key practices will help provide an overall picture of organizational ethics and where they stand today. For this assignment, develop a timeline of the evolution of ethical organizational leadership, along with the evolution of ethics within business organizations as a whole. If possible, use your own organization. Using your organization will give you both access and insight. It is recommended to use a pseudonym. If you are unable to use your organization, choose one from the list below:
- Wells Fargo
- BP Oil
You may use PowerPoint, Excel, or any other program you are comfortable with to create your timeline. Include a minimum of 10 events within your timeline. Be sure to explain why you chose each moment in time and how it changed organizational ethics for the better or worse.
Length: one timeline with brief explanations of each event, not including title or reference pages
References: Include a minimum of 5 scholarly resources. You may include your references in your timeline or on a separate document.
Your timeline should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards where appropriate.