Case Study: Alcoa’s Core Values in Practice
Read the Alcoa’s Core Values in Practice Discussion Case at the end of Chapter 5 in your text. In one to two double-spaced pages, supported by evidence from your text and from other research, answer the following questions:
- How would you classify Alcoa’s ethical work climate? Which ethical criterion, as shown in Figure 5.1, was used by the company: egoism (self-centered), benevolence (concern for others), or principles (integrity approach)?
- What role did top management commitment play in developing the ethical work climate and organizational performance seen at Alcoa? What other ethical safeguards are mentioned in the case to support the company’s efforts at developing a strong ethical culture?