The Second Edition of Case Studies in Organizational Communication: Ethical Perspectives and Practices, by Dr. Steve May, integrates ethical theory and practice to help strengthen readers’ awareness, judgment, and action in organizations by exploring ethical dilemmas in a diverse range of well-known business cases.
Chapter 23: The Aftermath of Scandal: Picking Up the Pieces of a Shattered Identity
The Aftermath of Scandal: Picking Up the Pieces of a Shattered Identity
This case examines the tensions that employees felt as they coped with the demise of their organization as a result of misconduct. In the midst of the scandal, employees had to decide whether to remain loyal to the organization, frame the scandal in a positive light, or accept the truth that the organization had acted unethically. In addition, employees who accepted that the organization engaged in unethical and illegal behavior had to consider whether a few individuals or the collective, as a whole, were responsible.
I identified my personal worth as being a partner in Arthur Andersen.