Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
1. What is ethical climate? Why is ethical climate important? Discuss with relevant examples. (250 words)
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Why this question:
The question is based on the concept of Ethical climate and its importance.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the principle of ethical climate, its relevance and significance in detail.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Define what you understand by Ethical climate.
Explain that Ethical climate is the culture of an organization as it pertains to questions of right and wrong. It derives from the governance, values, norms and habits that exist within an organization. Ethical climate results from both a firm’s history and its leadership.
Discuss the key features in detail. Provide for illustrations wherever necessary.
Explain the advantages and need for good ethical climate and relate its relevance to the Governance.
Conclude with way forward.