The Ethical Communities Frame
If we wish to fully understand organizational ethics and ethical communities, we must understand their contribution to leadership, their contribution to ethics, and the importance of evaluating them through each of the four frames. The Human Resources Frame contributes caring to organizational ethics and loving to leadership while The Structural Frame contributes authorship to leadership and excellence to ethics. Through the political frame, we see justice in organizational ethics and power in leadership contribution. The final community that we analyze is the symbolic community and through this frame we see faith and belief in organizational ethics and significance in leadership contribution.
The Ethical Frame Case Analysis
Before this experience, I had never once thought about the existence of soul and spirit in ethics. I made the connection once I realized that your perception and idea of ethics is deeply rooted in your own core beliefs and values; your soul if you will. It was very interesting to view ethics through so many different frames and see the characteristics that each frame brings to ethics. The importance of understanding ethics and ethical communities from an organizational leadership standpoint is that you start to see which frames may prove to be most effective for different situations. As a leader you must be able to see ethical issues through each frame or community and determine which one helps you be a more ethical leader in your situation. According to Bolman and Deal "Each frame offers a perspective on the ethical responsibilities of organizations and the moral authority of leaders" (Bolman & Deal, 2021, p.421). To me this means that each frame provides you with a different view of which things you must be most attentive of. The frames show you what you are responsible for reporting and changing. If the frame reveals an issue that is against your core beliefs and values it may be time to invoke change on behalf of the organization.